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Technical comment

Vol. 145 No. 0708 (2015)

Evaluating the underestimated risk factors associated with carotid artery stenosis

  • Lenise Jihe Kim
  • Keity Mey Okazaki
  • Luis Renan Centurion Gandolphi
  • Fernando Morgadinho Santos Coelho
  • Sergio Tufik
  • Monica Levy Andersen
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Swiss Med Wkly. 2015;145:w14088


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