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Survival rates of patients ages 65-75 with valve repair and replacement

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Vassileva C, Mishkel G, McNeely C, et al. Long-Term Survival of Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement: A longitudinal analysis of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries. Circ. 2013; 127

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Title
Long-Term Survival of Patients Undergoing Mitral Valve Repair and Replacement: A longitudinal analysis of Medicare fee-for-service beneficiaries
Publication
Circ
Publication Date
2013
Authors
Vassileva C, Mishkel G, McNeely C, et al

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