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Open Peer Review Reports for: Heart valve operations associated with reduced risk of death from mitral valve disease but other operations associated with increased risk of death: a national population-based case–control study

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Original Submission
8 Jul 2019 Submitted Original manuscript
21 Jul 2019 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Tomoko Tani
27 Jul 2019 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Fumiaki Shikata
18 Aug 2019 Author responded Author comments - Ruo-Ling Li
Resubmission - Version 2
18 Aug 2019 Submitted Manuscript version 2
2 Sep 2019 Editorially accepted
14 Sep 2019 Article published 10.1186/s13019-019-0984-x

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