Give Your Heart a Rest

And I’m not talking about the cheesy lovely way.

Agustin Tormun
3 min readAug 15, 2022
Photo by Giulia Bertelli on Unsplash

Yesterday while talking to my uncle, he told me that last week he had a strange episode. Out of the blue, he began feeling dizzy, and his vision went blank. His legs began to shake, and an icy sensation ran through his whole body. He did not lose consciousness, but he did have to sit down and rest for a few minutes. While all this was happening, my cousin ran for the blood pressure monitor. The outcome: high blood pressure.

He told me that this was his third episode in three months, and although it was not frequent, it was enough for him to visit the cardiologist for a thorough check-up. During the ultrasound the doctor detected an arrhythmia, so they asked my uncle to undergo two more studies: an electrocardiogram and a resistance test.

In the resistance test, he obtained the expected results, and the electrocardiogram showed no abnormalities.

They must continue looking for the root of the problem.

All these studies, mainly the ultrasound, left my uncle with a new way of thinking about his heart.

He knew it existed, but he took it for granted.

Watching his heart beating on the ultrasound, my uncle felt moved. He knew he had a heart and that…



Agustin Tormun

My thirst for knowledge knows no bounds. I'm a perpetual student, hungrily absorbing everything from history's whispers to the latest technological sorcery.