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Cardiovascular highlights from non-cardiology journals
  1. Elizabeth Kaplan1,
  2. James McCabe2
  1. 1 Department of Medicine, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  2. 2 Division of Cardiology, University of Washington, Seattle, Washington, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr James McCabe; jmmccabe{at}cardiology.washington.edu

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