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Case Reports in Nephrology
Volume 2012, Article ID 978170, 4 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/978170
Case Report

An Unusual Cardiac Manifestation in Autosomal Dominant Polycystic Kidney Disease

1Division of Nephrology, Dialysis and Hypertension, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, 40138 Bologna, Italy
2Cardiology Unit, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, 40138 Bologna, Italy
3Pediatric Cardiac Surgery Unit, Policlinico S. Orsola-Malpighi, 40138 Bologna, Italy
4Nephrology and Dialysis Unit, Ospedale Santa Maria delle Croci, 48121 Ravenna, Italy

Received 23 October 2012; Accepted 14 November 2012

Academic Editors: Y. Fujigaki, A. Haase-Fielitz, and Z. Korzets

Copyright © 2012 Fausta Catapano 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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