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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery

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Left-handed surgical instruments – a guide for cardiac surgeons

  • Clare Burdett1Email author,
  • Maureen Theakston1,
  • Joel Dunning1,
  • Andrew Goodwin1 and
  • Simon William Henry Kendall1
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201611:135

Received: 18 December 2015

Accepted: 14 June 2016

Published: 19 August 2016

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18 Dec 2015 Submitted Original manuscript
11 Jun 2016 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Sotiris Papaspyros
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14 Jun 2016 Editorially accepted
19 Aug 2016 Article published 10.1186/s13019-016-0497-9

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Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiothoracic Surgery, James Cook University Hospital, Middlesbrough, UK