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Taking Cardiovascular Issues to Heart: A Photo Essay

Consultantlive.com photo essays visually explore a disease state with cases of common and uncommon presentation, each accompanied by details on etiology, diagnosis, and special considerations. Start your virtual exploration here, with problems of the heart.

 

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