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  1. A Elliott1,
  2. A La Gerche2,3
  1. 1 Discipline of Physiology, University of Adelaide, Adelaide, South Australia, Australia
  2. 2 St Vincent's Hospital Cardiology, Melbourne University, Fitzroy, Victoria, Australia
  3. 3 Department of Cardiovascular Medicine, University Hospital Leuven, Leuven, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Dr A Elliott, Discipline of Physiology, University of Adelaide, Medical School South, Frome Road, Adelaide, SA 5062, Australia; adrian.elliott{at}

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