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Identifying aortic plaque inflammation as a potential cause of stroke
  1. R R Moustafa1,
  2. D Izquierdo2,
  3. P L Weissberg3,
  4. J-C Baron1,
  5. E A Warburton1
  1. 1
    Department of Clinical Neurosciences, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  2. 2
    Wolfson Brain Imaging Centre, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  3. 3
    Division of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Cambridge, Cambridge, UK
  1. Ramez R Moustafa, R3 Neurosciences, Box 83, Addenbrooke’s Hospital, Cambridge CB2 2QQ, UK; rrmm2{at}

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