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light physical exertion heart starts pounding like crazy

hi I am a 41 year old male. 5'11" 210 lbs.  I found out I have high blood pressure about a year ago. I now take medication for it. I try to eat healthy and have lost weight and still losing. Anyways for the last couple of months my heart has started pounding and racing with things like picking up the laundry basket and carrying it to the laundry room. I feels like my heart is going to explode, it usually last anywhere from 2 to 10 min.. However the anxiety last hours afterwards. Yet I can go on a brisk walk for 2 miles and even sometimes slightly jog for several minutes and my heart remains normal, I mean it's faster and all but it's not pounding scaring me to death. Any ideas anyone?
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