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Salvage angioplasty and stenting following spontaneous dissection of the left anterior descending coronary artery
  1. A P Banning
  1. Department of Cardiology, John Radcliffe Hospital, Headington, Oxford OX3 9DU, UK
  1. Dr Banning

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