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  2. D T Boumpas
  1. University of Crete, Heraklion, Greece
  1. Professor Dimitrios T Boumpas, University of Crete, 1 Voutes Street Heraklion, Greece, Zip/Postal Code: 71 500; boumpasd{at}

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We thank Drs Buyon, Brucato, and Friedman for their interest in our recent work and their scholarly comments about the correct use of the term “congenital”. Indeed, the terminology to best describe heart block in offspring in the context of pregnancy of …

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