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  1. M J Luckie,
  2. R S Khattar,
  3. D G W Fraser
  1. Manchester Heart Centre, Manchester Royal Infirmary, Manchester, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr D G W Fraser, Manchester Heart Centre Oxford Road Manchester M13 9WL, UK; doug.fraser{at}

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