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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 607393, 3 pages
Culture of the Aspirated Coronary Thromboembulus Specimen: A Peculiar Diagnostic Method for Infective Endocarditis
1Division of Cardiology, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 58, 20100 Milan, Italy
2Division of Vascular Surgery, San Raffaele University Hospital, Via Olgettina 58, 20100 Milan, Italy
Received 9 December 2012; Accepted 5 February 2013
Academic Editor: J. B. Sharma
Copyright © 2013 Massimo Slavich 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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