Arterial stiffness and 5-year mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease

Journal of Human Hypertension, Published online: 23 September 2019; doi:10.1038/s41371-019-0254-3Arterial stiffness and 5-year mortality in patients with peripheral arterial disease
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