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    October 2017
  1. CERIT L
    Vitamin D as a Predictor of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:1433.
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  2. CHEN Q, Cao H, Zhang GC, Chen LW, et al
    Short-Term and Midterm Follow-Up of Transthoracic Device Closure of Atrial Septal Defect in Infants.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:1403-1409.
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    September 2017
  3. YAMASAKI M, Kawamatsu N, Yoshino K, Abe K, et al
    Congenital Left Ventricular Diverticulum Complicated by Ventricular Fibrillation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e271-e273.
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  4. SCHILL MR, Melby SJ, Speltz M, Breitbach M, et al
    Evaluation of a Novel Cryoprobe for Atrial Ablation in a Chronic Ovine Model.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:1069-1073.
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  5. BUDERA P, Osmancik P, Herman D, Talavera D, et al
    Risk of Intraatrial Thrombi After Thoracoscopic Ablation in Absence of Heparin and Appendage Closure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:790-796.
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  6. DOLAPOGLU A, Volguina IV, Price MD, Green SY, et al
    Cardiac Arrhythmia After Open Thoracoabdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:854-860.
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  7. TARUI T, Watanabe G, Kiuchi R, Tomita S, et al
    Surgical Repair for the Treatment of Pulmonary Vein Stenosis After Radiofrequency Ablation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e253-e254.
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    August 2017
  8. KHAWAR W, Smith N, Masroor S
    Managing the Left Atrial Appendage in Atrial Fibrillation: Current State of the Art.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Aug 19. pii: S0003-4975(17)30713.
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  9. MASEDA URIZA R, Jurado-Roman A, Jimenez Diaz J, Piqueras Flores J, et al
    Hybrid Approach for the Treatment of Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Induced by Pacemaker.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:e131-e132.
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    July 2017
  10. JEGANATHAN J, Saraf R, Mahmood F, Pal A, et al
    Mitochondrial Dysfunction in Atrial Tissue of Patients Developing Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul 28. pii: S0003-4975(17)30664.
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  11. BULAVA A, Mokracek A, Kurfirst V
    Delayed Electroanatomic Mapping After Surgical Ablation for Persistent Atrial Fibrillation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jul 28. pii: S0003-4975(17)30693.
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  12. AD N, Holmes SD, Rongione AJ, Massimiano PS, et al
    Does Surgical Ablation Energy Source Affect Long-Term Success of the Concomitant Cox Maze Procedure?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:29-35.
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  13. MIROW N, Vogt S, Moosdorf R, Kirschbaum A, et al
    Pneumatic Burst Pressures After Inverted Closure of the Left Atrial Appendage: An Ex Vivo Model.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:116-121.
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  14. LIM HG, Lee JR, Kim YJ
    The Effects of Modification to Lateral Tunnel Fontan Procedure for Prophylactic Arrhythmia Surgery.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;104:197-204.
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    June 2017
  15. BADHWAR V, Rankin JS, Ad N, Grau-Sepulveda M, et al
    Surgical Ablation of Atrial Fibrillation in the United States: Trends and Propensity Matched Outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun 29. pii: S0003-4975(17)30690.
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  16. JOHNSTON LE, Downs EA, Hawkins RB, Quader MA, et al
    Outcomes for Low-Risk Surgical Aortic Valve Replacement: A Benchmark for Aortic Valve Technology.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Jun 11. pii: S0003-4975(17)30509.
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  17. HIGASHIDA A, Hoashi T, Kagisaki K, Shimada M, et al
    Can Fontan Conversion for Patients Without Late Fontan Complications be Justified?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:1963-1968.
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  18. KAUFMAN AJ, Kahn ET, Villena-Vargas J, Steele JG, et al
    Laparoscopic Repair of an Intrapericardial Diaphragmatic Hernia After Convergent Maze Procedure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e541-e543.
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  19. CHURYLA A, Iddriss A, Andrei AC, Kruse J, et al
    Biatrial or Left Atrial Lesion Set for Ablation During Mitral Surgery: Risks and Benefits.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:1858-1865.
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    May 2017
  20. PERRY JC, Williams MR, Shepard S, Bratincsak A, et al
    Intraoperative Three-Dimensional Mapping of Supraventricular Tachycardia in a Young Fontan Patient.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e453-e456.
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  21. HATA H, Sumitomo N, Nakai T, Amano A, et al
    Retrosternal Implantation of the Cardioverter-Defibrillator Lead in an Infant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e449-e451.
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    April 2017
  22. TOLEDO S, Grigoryan E, Kirsch J, Savage EB, et al
    Palpitations and a Left Ventricular Mass: An Odd Presentation of Left Dominant Arrhythmogenic Cardiomyopathy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e327-e329.
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    March 2017
  23. AL-ATASSI T, Kimmaliardjuk DM, Dagenais C, Bourke M, et al
    Should We Ablate Atrial Fibrillation During Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting and Aortic Valve Replacement?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Mar 2. pii: S0003-4975(16)31822.
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  24. SUGHIMOTO K, Tsuchida Y, Hayashi H, Torii S, et al
    Epicardial Implantable Cardioverter-Defibrillator in a 2-Month-Old Infant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:e263-e265.
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    February 2017
  25. ALBAGE A, Sartipy U, Kenneback G, Johansson B, et al
    Long-Term Risk of Ischemic Stroke After the Cox-Maze III Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb 24. pii: S0003-4975(16)31799.
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  26. KOTOVA S, Wang M, Lothrop K, Grunkemeier G, et al
    CHADS2 Score Predicts Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation in Patients Undergoing Elective Pulmonary Lobectomy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017 Feb 16. pii: S0003-4975(16)31600.
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    January 2017
  27. BADHWAR V, Rankin JS, Damiano RJ Jr, Gillinov AM, et al
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons 2017 Clinical Practice Guidelines for the Surgical Treatment of Atrial Fibrillation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2017;103:329-341.
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    December 2016
  28. FREUNDLICH RE, Maile MD, Hajjar MM, Habib JR, et al
    Years of Life Lost After Complications of Coronary Artery Bypass Operations.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Dec 6. pii: S0003-4975(16)31300.
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    November 2016
  29. MEI J, Ma N, Jiang Z, Zhao D, et al
    Concomitant Maze IV Ablation Procedure Performed Entirely by Bipolar Clamp Through Right Lateral Minithoracotomy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e473-e475.
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  30. KURODA Y, Minakata K, Yamazaki K, Sakaguchi H, et al
    A Giant Left Atrial Thrombus After Radiofrequency Catheter Ablation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e461.
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  31. MAEDA T, Sakamoto T, Nagashima M, Hiramatsu T, et al
    Long-Term Outcome of Arterial Switch Operation Conversion After Failed Senning/Mustard Procedure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:1573-1579.
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    October 2016
  32. KITAMURA Y, Suzuki K, Teramukai S, Sonobe M, et al
    Feasibility of Pulmonary Resection for Lung Cancer in Patients With Coronary Artery Disease or Atrial Fibrillation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct 25. pii: S0003-4975(16)31145.
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  33. LAWRANCE CP, Henn MC, Miller JR, Kopek MA, et al
    The Electrophysiologic Effects of Acute Mitral Regurgitation in a Canine Model.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct 15. pii: S0003-4975(16)31068.
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  34. BOUHOUT I, Mazine A, Rivard L, Ghoneim A, et al
    Conduction Disorders After Sutureless Aortic Valve Replacement.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Oct 4. pii: S0003-4975(16)30943.
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  35. MARTENS T, Caes F, De Pauw M, Hens L, et al
    Minimally Invasive Repair of Mitral Valve Prolapse and Concomitant Atrial Fibrillation Ablation in a Heart Transplant.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e305-7.
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  36. MURTHY R, Williams MR, Perry JC, Shepard S, et al
    A Novel Method for Epicardial Defibrillator Lead Placement in Young Children: Coil Between the Great Arteries.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e377-8.
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  37. AD N
    Invited Commentary.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:1188-9.
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    September 2016
  38. LANCASTER TS, Schill MR, Greenberg JW, Moon MR, et al
    Potassium and Magnesium Supplementation Do Not Protect Against Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Operation: A Time-Matched Analysis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Sep 2. pii: S0003-4975(16)30782.
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  39. INOUE S, Hashizume K, Koizumi K, Hotoda K, et al
    A Permanent Epicardial Pacemaker Lead That Penetrated the Esophageal Wall 26 years After Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:e185-6.
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    August 2016
  40. PERRIER S, Meyer N, Hoang Minh T, Announe T, et al
    Predictors of Atrial Fibrillation After Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting: A Bayesian Analysis.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug 28. pii: S0003-4975(16)30673.
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  41. AD N, Holmes SD, Lamont D, Shuman DJ, et al
    Left-Sided Surgical Ablation for Patients With Atrial Fibrillation Who Are Undergoing Concomitant Cardiac Surgical Procedures.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Aug 17. pii: S0003-4975(16)30600.
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  42. POSPIECH T, Roubertie F, Jalal Z, Bordachar P, et al
    New Technique for Surgical Epicardial Implantation of a Cardioverter-Defibrillator in Children and Adults With Congenital Heart Disease.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;102:615-9.
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    July 2016
  43. XUEREB L, Go PH, Kaur B, Akrawe S, et al
    Impact of Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation on Postoperative Thromboembolic Events After Left Ventricular Assist Device Implantation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul 25. pii: S0003-4975(16)30352.
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  44. SIGURDSSON MI, Longford NT, Heydarpour M, Saddic L, et al
    Duration of Postoperative Atrial Fibrillation After Cardiac Surgery Is Associated With Worsened Long-Term Survival.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jul 14. pii: S0003-4975(16)30498.
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    June 2016
  45. GERSAK B, Jan M
    Long-Term Success for the Convergent Atrial Fibrillation Procedure: 4-Year Outcomes.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016 Jun 24. pii: S0003-4975(16)30344.
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  46. JIANG Z, Ma N, Liu H, Tang M, et al
    A Modified Epicardial Radiofrequency Ablation for Preoperative Atrial Fibrillation Combined With Isolated Aortic Valve Disease.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2401-3.
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  47. ALIMI H, Samiei N, Madadi S, Zare A, et al
    An Intracardiac Mass in a Pregnant Woman Presenting With Ventricular Tachycardia.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2388-90.
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  48. PEREZ-CABALLERO-MARTINEZ R, Pita-Fernandez A, Gonzalez-Lopez MT, De-Agustin-Asensio JC, et al
    Combined Ablation and Exclusion of the Left Atrial Appendage in a Pediatric Patient: A Minimally Invasive Simplified Approach.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2379-82.
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  49. ANTONIO M, Gordo A, Pereira C, Pinto F, et al
    Thoracic Duct Decompression for Protein-Losing Enteropathy in Failing Fontan Circulation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2370-3.
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  50. MADKAIKER AN, Krishna N, Jose R, Balasubramoniam KR, et al
    Superior Vena Cava Syndrome Caused by Pacemaker Leads.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2358-61.
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  51. BADHWAR V, Rankin JS, He X, Jacobs JP, et al
    The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Mitral Repair/Replacement Composite Score: A Report of The Society of Thoracic Surgeons Quality Measurement Task Force.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:2265-71.
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    May 2016
  52. MOLLOY T, Kos A, Piwowarski A
    Robotic-Assisted Removal of Intracardiac Cement After Percutaneous Vertebroplasty.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1974-6.
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    April 2016
  53. BODDU S, Osakwe N, Paul S
    Tumor Tachycardia.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:e125.
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  54. HALLER C, Kirsh JA, Van Arsdell G, Honjo O, et al
    Cox-Maze IV in Total Anomalous Pulmonary Venous Drainage After Sutureless Repair.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1602-4.
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  55. AD N
    Invited Commentary.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:1476.
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    February 2016
  56. KASIRAJAN V, Sayeed S, Filler E, Knarik A, et al
    Histopathology of Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation in the Human Atrium.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:638-43.
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  57. WEIMAR T, Gaynor SL, Seubert DY, Damiano RJ Jr, et al
    Performing the Left Atrial Maze Ablation Pattern Without Atriotomy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:777-9.
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  58. MANDAL K, Srivastava AR, Nifong LW, Chitwood WR Jr, et al
    Robot-Assisted Partial Atrioventricular Canal Defect Repair and Cryo-Maze Procedure.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:756-8.
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  59. D'UDEKEM Y
    Invited Commentary.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:724.
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  60. DEAL BJ, Costello JM, Webster G, Tsao S, et al
    Intermediate-Term Outcome of 140 Consecutive Fontan Conversions With Arrhythmia Operations.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:717-24.
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  61. CULLEN MW, Stulak JM, Li Z, Powell BD, et al
    Left Atrial Appendage Patency at Cardioversion After Surgical Left Atrial Appendage Intervention.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2016;101:675-81.
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    December 2015
  62. MA N, Zhao D, Zhao N, Jiang Z, et al
    Study on Left Atrial Dimension and Function After Modified Endoscopic Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation at Two Years' Follow-Up.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec 17. pii: S0003-4975(15)01708.
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  63. MARISCALCO G, Gherli R, Ahmed AB, Zanobini M, et al
    Validation of the European Multicenter Study on Coronary Artery Bypass Grafting (E-CABG) Bleeding Severity Definition.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec 17. pii: S0003-4975(15)01699.
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  64. ALBAGE A, Johansson B, Kenneback G, Kallner G, et al
    Long-Term Follow-Up of Cardiac Rhythm in 320 Patients After the Cox-Maze III Procedure for Atrial Fibrillation.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Dec 1. pii: S0003-4975(15)01574.
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  65. HUSSAIN ST, Zhen-Yu Tong M
    External Compression of Right Coronary Cleft Resulting From ECMO Cannula Causing Refractory Ventricular Fibrillation: An Unusual Adverse Event.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:2369.
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    November 2015
  66. SCHLINGLOFF F, Oberhoffer M, Quasdorff I, Wohlmuth P, et al
    Oral Anticoagulation After Successful Atrial Fibrillation Ablation Operations: Is It Necessary?
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Nov 25. pii: S0003-4975(15)01668.
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  67. KUJIRA K, Yoshitani K, Futsuki A, Imai K, et al
    Ventricular Tachycardia Rotating a Scar of a Total Right Ventricular Exclusion.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:1886-8.
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  68. PHILPOTT JM, Zemlin CW, Cox JL, Stirling M, et al
    The ABLATE Trial: Safety and Efficacy of Cox Maze-IV Using a Bipolar Radiofrequency Ablation System.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:1541-6.
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    September 2015
  69. JONKER V, Atallah J, Horne D, Rebeyka IM, et al
    A Novel Surgical Technique for Repair of Congenitally Corrected Transposition of the Great Arteries With Atrioventricular Septal Defect: Avoiding Damage to the Conduction System.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015;100:1121-3.
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    June 2015
  70. HWANG SK, Yoo JS, Kim JB, Jung SH, et al
    Long-Term Outcomes of the Maze Procedure Combined With Mitral Valve Repair: Risk of Thromboembolism Without Anticoagulation Therapy.
    Ann Thorac Surg. 2015 Jun 23. pii: S0003-4975(15)00287.
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