That Day I Thought Gardening had Given me a Heart Attack

The other day I was working in this garden, digging up and planting large clumps of these Black-eyed Susans, when my body suddenly scared the bejesus out of me. My heart was pounding fast and wouldn’t slow down when I stopped moving. After I sat down to rest and drank some water I noticed that my heart was pounding so hard, my chest appeared to be jostled by something. So of course I googled my symptom and found this from the Mayo Clinic: Heart palpitations are the feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering or pounding heart. Stress, exercise, medication or, rarely, a medical condition can trigger them. Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they’re usually harmless. In rare cases, they can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), that might require treatment. Seek emergency medical attention if heart palpitations are accompanied by: Chest discomfort or pain Fainting Severe shortness of breath Severe dizziness And one..
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That Day I Thought Gardening had Given me a Heart Attack  by  Susan Harris

The other day I was working in this garden, digging up and planting large clumps of these Black-eyed Susans, when my body suddenly scared the bejesus out of me. My heart was pounding fast and wouldn’t slow down when I stopped moving. After I sat down to rest and drank some water I noticed that my heart was pounding so hard, my chest appeared to be jostled by something. So of course I googled my symptom and found this from the Mayo Clinic: Heart palpitations are the feelings of having a fast-beating, fluttering or pounding heart. Stress, exercise, medication or, rarely, a medical condition can trigger them. Although heart palpitations can be worrisome, they’re usually harmless. In rare cases, they can be a symptom of a more serious heart condition, such as an irregular heartbeat (arrhythmia), that might require treatment. Seek emergency medical attention if heart palpitations are accompanied by: Chest discomfort or pain Fainting Severe shortness of breath Severe dizziness And one..
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