Pothole helps regulates Nebraska man’s racing heart

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A lot of people hate potholes, but apparently one saved a Nebraska man’s life.

A rescue ambulance was rushing a 59-year-old man with a racing heart to Lakeside Hospital on Monday.

Related: Pothole Patrol! New Haven public working through 4 tons of asphalt 

At one point, the patient’s heart reportedly hit a rate of 200 beats per minute until they hit a pothole. 

Apparently the patient’s heart rate returned to normal after that jolt. One doctor says it is a rare phenomenon, but it can happen.

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