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Atrial thromboembolism
  1. Jiun Tuan,
  2. Farhad Kaivani,
  3. Gershan Davis
  1. University Hospital Aintree, Liverpool, UK
  1. Dr Jiun Tuan, University Hospital Aintree, Longmoor Lane, Liverpool, LE9 7AL, UK; jiuntuan{at}

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