Adherence to Secondary Prophylaxis Among Patients with Acute Rheumatic Fever and Rheumatic Heart Disease

Author(s): John A. Woods*, Judith M. Katzenellenbogen

Journal Name: Current Cardiology Reviews

Volume 15 , Issue 3 , 2019

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Year: 2019
Page: [239 - 241]
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DOI: 10.2174/1573403X1503190506120953

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