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Boomerangs

The Beat Goes On

Sweating it out on a stress test

Photo by Robina Weermeijer on Unsplash

I was stretched out on a narrow gurney as a technician pasted electrodes onto my hairy chest. Soon, I had a series of wires trailing from my body with a rectangular box, which looked like an old floppy drive, anchored on my hip. Then I was guided onto a treadmill, my left bicep encased in a blood pressure cuff.

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