NewsFact or Fiction


Fact or Fiction: Rapid heartbeat fixed by pothole?

Posted at 1:57 PM, Apr 24, 2019
and last updated 2019-04-24 16:57:04-04

(KGTV) - Was a man's rapid heartbeat jolted back into rhythm when his ambulance ran over a pothole?


Paramedics were racing the Nebraska man to the hospital with a heartbeat of 200 beats-per-minute.

But when the ambulance hit a pothole, his heart rate suddenly returned to normal.

Doctors say it's a similar principal to when they jolt a heart with an electrical shock.