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Atrial Fibrillation Ablation

Johnson, Thomas W. PA-C; Jadick, Emily Anne BSN, RN; Knippers, Lynn MS, RN, CNS

AJN The American Journal of Nursing: February 2011 - Volume 111 - Issue 2 - p 58-60
doi: 10.1097/01.NAJ.0000394296.70824.4e
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Thomas W. Johnson is a clinical assistant professor at the University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center in Oklahoma City. Emily Anne Jadick was at the time of this writing a staff nurse at OU Medical Center in Oklahoma City, where Lynn Knippers is the director of adult cardiology. Contact author: Thomas W. Johnson,

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