Understanding outcomes of dialysis patients undergoing transcatheter aortic valve implantation

Publication date: Available online 31 March 2020Source: Canadian Journal of CardiologyAuthor(s): Daniel J.P. Burns
Source: Canadian Journal of Cardiology - Category: Cardiology Source Type: research

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