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Hardening of the Arteries (cont.)

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Author: Shabir Bhimji, MD, Consulting Surgeon, Cardiac Surgical Associates of West Texas

Coauthor(s): Shehnaz Shaikh, MD, Medical Writer, eMedicine.com, Inc

Editors: Alan D Forker, MD, Program Director of Cardiovascular Fellowship, Professor of Medicine, Department of Internal Medicine, University of Missouri at Kansas City School of Medicine


Last Editorial Review: 12/27/2006

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