Corpus ID: 1907350

Coronary artery disease in women.

  title={Coronary artery disease in women.},
  author={Marianne J. Legato},
  journal={International journal of fertility and menopausal studies},
  volume={41 2},
  • M. Legato
  • Published 1996
  • Medicine
  • International journal of fertility and menopausal studies
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