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Cardiovascular Psychiatry and Neurology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 616572, 8 pages
Association of Ultrasonographic Parameters with Subclinical White-Matter Hyperintensities in Hypertensive Patients
1Department of Neurology, School of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
2Department of Biostatistics, School of Medicine, Democritus University of Thrace, Alexandroupolis, Greece
Received 22 May 2012; Accepted 3 July 2012
Academic Editor: Richard C. Veith
Copyright © 2012 Ioannis Heliopoulos et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
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