Kate Chopin's Short Stories

The last line of the story is : " When the doctors came they said she had died of heart disease-of joy that kills." In what ways is this an ironic statement?

From "The Story of an Hour"

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Mrs. Mallard immediately comes to terms with her husband's death, and soon is transported by thoughts she will be free in a way she's never known. Ironically, in the end, her husband lives, and she is the one who will die..... free of earthly bondage at last.