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2. Toft AD, Boon NA. Thyroid disease and the heart. Heart. 2000; 84:45560.

3. Fadel BM, Ellahham S, Ringel MD, Lindsay J Jr, Wartofsky L, Burman KD. Hyperthyroid heart disease. Clin Cardiol. 2000; 23:402-8.

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6. Borczuk AC, van Hoeven KH, Factor SM. Review and hypothesis: the eosinophil and peripartum heart disease (myocarditis and coronary artery dissection) coincidence or pathogenetic significance? Cardiovasc Res. 1997; 33:527-32.

Figure 20. Peripartum cardiomyopathy. The inflammatory infiltrate is composed of numerous
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