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BRAUNWALD'S HEART DISEASE: A TEXTBOOK OF CARDIOVASCULAR MEDICINE. Single Volume: 978-1-4377-0398-6

 Two-Volume Set: 978-1-4377-2708-1

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Library of Congress Cataloging-in-Publication Data

Robert O. Bonow … [et al.].—9th ed.

  p. ; cm.

 Heart disease

 Includes bibliographical references and index.

 ISBN 978-1-4377-0398-6 (single volume : hardcover : alk. paper)—ISBN 978-1-4377-2708-1 (two-volume set : hardcover : alk. paper)—ISBN 978-0-8089-2436-4 (international ed. : hardcover : alk. paper)

 1. Heart—Diseases. 2. Cardiology. I. Braunwald, Eugene, 1929- II. Bonow, Robert O. III. Title: Heart disease.

 [DNLM: 1. Heart Diseases. 2. Cardiovascular Diseases. WG 210]

 RC681.H36 2012

 616.1'2—dc22

                    2010044324

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