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  1. Martin A Denvir1,
  2. Kristin Haga1,
  3. Scott Murray2
  1. 1Edinburgh Heart Centre, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary, Edinburgh, Lothian, UK
  2. 2Primary Palliative Care Research Group, Centre for Population Health Sciences, Edinburgh, UK
  1. Correspondence to Dr M Denvir, Edinburgh Heart Centre, Edinburgh Royal Infirmary Eh16 4TJ, martin.denvir{at}

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