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Check-up poses a risk to health

Published 21/11/2013

I RECENTLY had to undergo some heart tests (just precautionary). However, it is far from reassuring when, before your test, you're handed a sheet to read and a form to sign to say that, if you happen to snuff it during this test, it has nothing to do with them.

Before reading this, I had no intention of dying, now my heart rate is up to 90 before I even set foot on the treadmill.

I know it's all about covering themselves, but it does nothing for the already nervous patient.

I think, just out of badness, that next time, I shall arrive in my lingerie and high heels for this test and make the doctor sign a form to say that, if he dies, it had nothing to do with me.


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