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Lead extraction: It is not where you go, but who you travel with

Balaram Krishna J Hanumanthu1, Robert D Schaller1
DOI: 10.33963/KP.a2023.0043
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  1. Electrophysiology Section, Division of Cardiology, Hospital of the University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, US

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Lead extraction: It is not where you go, but who you travel with


Kardiologia Polska (Polish Heart Journal)


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