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  1. Dhiraj Gupta1,
  2. Ahmed Masoud2,
  3. Stefano Bartoletti3
  1. 1 Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
  2. 2 Department of Cardiology, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
  3. 3 Department of Cardiology, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital NHS Trust, Liverpool, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr Dhiraj Gupta, Institute of Cardiovascular Medicine and Science, Liverpool Heart and Chest Hospital, Livserpool L14 3PE, UK; dhiraj.gupta{at}lhch.nhs.uk

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