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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2013, Article ID 142673, 2 pages

Atrial Fibrillation

1Department of Internal Medicine III, University of Cologne, Kerpener Straβe 62, 50937 Cologne, Germany
2Clinic for Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich, 8091 Zürich, Switzerland

Received 23 December 2012; Accepted 23 December 2012

Copyright © 2013 Natig Gassanov 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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