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  1. Mathijs O Versteylen1,
  2. Sebastiaan C A M Bekkers1,
  3. Martijn W Smulders1,
  4. Raymond J Kim2,
  5. Anton P M Gorgels1
  1. 1Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Center, Maastricht, The Netherlands
  2. 2Duke Cardiovascular Magnetic Resonance Center, Duke University Medical Center, Durham, North Carolina, USA
  1. Correspondence to Dr Mathijs O Versteylen, Department of Cardiology, Maastricht University Medical Center, P Debyelaan 25, Maastricht 6202 AZ, The Netherlands; mathijs.versteylen{at}

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