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Pacing in hypothermia: does it work?
  1. N Bedi,
  2. P Hardy
  1. Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Derbyshire, S44 5BL, UK
  1. Correspondence to:
 Dr Navin Bedi
 Emergency Department, Chesterfield Royal Hospital, Derbyshire, S44 5BL, UK; navbedi03{at}

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