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The summary below is from the full report titled “Diagnostic Implications of Elevated Levels of Smooth-Muscle Myosin Heavy-Chain Protein in Acute Aortic Dissection. The Smooth Muscle Myosin Heavy Chain Study.” It is in the 3 October 2000 issue of Annals of Internal Medicine (volume 133, pages 537-541). The authors are T Suzuki, H Katoh, Y Tsuchio, A Hasegawa, M Kurabayashi, A Ohira, K Hiramori, Y Sakomura, H Kasanuki, S Hori, N Aikawa, S Abe, C Tei, Y Nakagawa, M Nobuyoshi, K Misu, T Sumiyoshi, and R Nagai.
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Biochemical Test To Help Diagnose Aortic Dissection. Ann Intern Med. 2000;133:I–50. doi: 10.7326/0003-4819-133-7-200010030-00007
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Published: Ann Intern Med. 2000;133(7):I-50.
Acute Coronary Syndromes, Cardiology, Coronary Heart Disease, Emergency Medicine, Prevention/Screening.
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