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A beating disembodied heart.


Attaches a beating heart to Isaac's chest upon pickup.

Increases available Heart Containers by one and restores all health.


  • Despite restoring full HP, this item will not raise ??? back to 3 soul hearts before adding one.



  • This item beats in a similar way to the heart seen in the title screen of Spewer, another game from Edmund McMillen.
  • The item's heart rate is 150 beats per minute (bpm). The speed of this heart in particular would imply that it belongs to either a cat or a newborn human baby, implying it is either Guppy's or Isaac's heart.
  • The name is a reference to the emoticon used in texting to represent a heart.
  • <3 Cannot show up if there is a health up pill in the rotation.


  • In the item collection screen, the <3's name doesn't appear when moused over, but the image still does.

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