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Letter to the Editor| Volume 364, ISSUE 1, P124-126, July 2022

Charging…everybody clear?: A look at accessibility of content in implantable cardioverter defibrillator patient resources

Published:February 03, 2022DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.amjms.2022.01.017
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      • Hattori RA
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