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This article was written in collaboration with Dr. Mustafa Ahmed, Associate Professor of Medicine, Director of the Structural and Interventional Cardiology Program at the University of Alabama, at Birmingham. CHRONIC MITRAL INSUFFICIENCY: In this report, we would like to concentrate on the primary mitral insufficiency which is a disease of the mitral valve apparatus (mitral […]

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