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Case Reports in Medicine
Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 712383, 3 pages
Ventricular Tachycardia Induced by Weight Loss Pills
Department of Cardiology, Aarhus University Hospital, Brendstrupgaardsvej 100, 8200 Aarhus, Denmark
Received 20 December 2012; Accepted 22 February 2013
Academic Editor: David Brown
Copyright © 2013 Manan Pareek 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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