Why Do Women's Hearts Beat Faster Than Men's?

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According to ABC News, a woman's heart beats faster than a man's heart to make up for its smaller size. On average, the weight of a man's heart is 10 ounces, while the weight of a woman's heart is about 8 ounces.

The average heart rate of an adult woman is around 78 beat per minute, which is eight beats faster than the average heart rate for an adult male. ABC News also states that a heart continues to beat even if it has been removed from the body. This is because the heart has its own electrical system. As long as the heart continues to receive oxygen, it continues to pump blood.