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ISRN Rheumatology
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 927923, 5 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.5402/2012/927923
Clinical Study

Rheumatological Findings in Candidates for Valvular Heart Surgery

1Department of Medicine, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran
2Department of Cardiac Surgery, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran
3Department of Medicine, Ali ben Abitaleb Medical College, Islamic Azad University, Yazd, Iran
4Yazd Cardiovascular Research Center, Afshar Hospital, Shahid Sadoughi University of Medical Sciences and Health Services, Yazd, Iran

Received 27 August 2012; Accepted 3 October 2012

Academic Editors: M. G. Danieli and O. Sander

Copyright © 2012 Mohammad Bagher Owlia 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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