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Vol 16, No 6 (2021)
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Commentary on the oryginal article “Transcatheter closure of congenital and acquired Gerbode defects with Nit-Occlud Lê VSD (PFM) Coil. Immediate and mid-term results” by Piotr Weryński et al.

Ireneusz Haponiuk12, Maciej Chojnicki1, Katarzyna Gierat-Haponiuk23
Folia Cardiologica 2021;16(6):377-378.


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