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Thrombosis
Volume 2012 (2012), Article ID 835356, 6 pages
http://dx.doi.org/10.1155/2012/835356
Review Article

The Role of Anticoagulation Clinics in the Era of New Oral Anticoagulants

Haemostasis and Thrombosis Center, A.O. Istituti Ospitalieri, Cremona, Italy

Received 24 August 2012; Accepted 13 September 2012

Academic Editor: Walter Ageno

Copyright © 2012 Sophie Testa 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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