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AdminaStar Federal and other Medicare contractors' policies.
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Lindower PD, Gutterman DD. Detection of cardioembolic sources with echocardiography. Comprehensive Therapy 1994. 20(3):174-180.
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Mhgge A, Daniel WG, Haverich A, Lichtlen PR. Diagnosis of noninfective cardiac mass lesions by two-dimensional echocardiography. Comparison of the transthoracic and transesophageal approaches. Circulation. 1991;83:70-78.
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