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  • A unique trait of the heart is that it’s the only muscle to contract on its own. “You do not have to think, ‘I want my heart to beat,’” says Sawsan Mokhtar M. Awad, M.D., M.Sc., associate professor of pediatrics and obstetrics and gynecology and associate director of the pediatric cardiology fellowship program at the Rush University Medical Center and Rush Center for Congenital Heart Disease in Chicago. Other interesting aspects of the heart are that it does not cramp, nor can it be stretched like other muscles.

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