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Editorial: Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Globally for Near-Term Impact: Yes We Can


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Desvarieux, M., Paccaud, F. Editorial: Addressing Cardiovascular Disease Globally for Near-Term Impact: Yes We Can. Public Health Rev 33, 346–350 (2011).

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