The International Journal of Cardiac Imaging

, Volume 13, Issue 2, pp 133–135 | Cite as

Editorial comment

  • Armin Arbab-Zadeh
  • Bruce J. Kimura
  • Valmik Bhargava


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Armin Arbab-Zadeh
    • 1
  • Bruce J. Kimura
    • 1
  • Valmik Bhargava
    • 1
  1. 1.V.A. Medical CenterSan DiegoUSA

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