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Absence of the brachial artery during transradial coronary intervention
  1. Chang-Bum Park,
  2. Il-Suk Sohn,
  3. Chong-Jin Kim
  1. Department of Medicine, Kyung Hee University, East West Neo Medical Center, Seoul, Korea
  1. Correspondence to Chang-Bum Park, 134-727, Department of Cardiology, Kyung Hee University, East West Neo Medical Center, 149 Sangil-dong, Kangdong-gu, Seoul, Korea; wwwpcb{at}

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