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Volume 2013 (2013), Article ID 416168, 3 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2013/416168
Case Report

Fibroelastoma as a Culprit of Syncope

Department of Emergency Medicine, University of College of Medicine, 1329 SW 16th Street, P.O. Box 100186, Gainesville, FL 32610-0186, USA

Received 31 January 2013; Accepted 7 March 2013

Academic Editors: M. Egi, C. Lazzeri, and M. Podbregar

Copyright © 2013 Giuliano De Portu 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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