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Descending thoracic aortic atherothrombus, a forgotten source of mesenteric embolism: role of three-dimensional transoesophageal echocardiography
  1. Wai-ee Thai,
  2. John S Gelman
  1. MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, Victoria, Australia
  1. Correspondence to Dr John S Gelman, MonashHeart, Monash Medical Centre, 246 Clayton Road, Clayton, Victoria, 3168, Australia; jgelman{at}bigpond.net.au

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