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[i][b]Cardiovascular problem on Moon almost fatal[/b]
On the Moon, Irwin's heart rate rose to a dangerous level of 167 per minute after just two hours on the lunar surface  and he lost consciousness as a result of a brief heart rhythm disturbance, while transferring gear from the lunar to the command module .
1. Apollo 15 mission report, NASA Manned Spacecraft Center, Houston, Texas, 1971 10-1-15 NASAmsc.05161.
2. R.S. Johnson, L.F. Dietlein and C.A. Berry (eds) Biomedical Results of Apollo, Washington DC. NASA 1975: 227-264, 573-579, 581-591, NASA SP-368.[/i]
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