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Cardiovascular highlights from non-cardiology journals
  1. James M McCabe
  1. University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr James M McCabe, University of Washington, 1959 NE Pacific St, Box 356422, Seattle, WA 98195, USA; jmmccabe{at}cardiology.washington.edu

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