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Early postoperative care of patients with pulmonary hypertension associated with congenital cardiac disease

  • Ian Adatia (a1) and Maurice Beghetti (a2)
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Correspondence to: Ian Adatia MBChB, MRCP(UK), FRCP(C), Room 3A1.44, Walter C Mackenzie Health Sciences Center, 8440 112 St, Edmonton, AB, T6G 3T7, Canada. Tel: 708 407 3642; Fax: 708 407 3954; E-mail:
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