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Open Peer Review Reports for: Catheter Ablation versus Thoracoscopic Surgical Ablation in Long Standing Persistent Atrial Fibrillation (CASA-AF): study protocol for a randomised controlled trial

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Original Submission
29 May 2017 Submitted Original manuscript
27 Sep 2017 Reviewed Reviewer Report - Adin-Cristian Andrei
25 Nov 2017 Author responded Author comments - Habib Khan
Resubmission - Version 2
25 Nov 2017 Submitted Manuscript version 2
22 Jan 2018 Editorially accepted
20 Feb 2018 Article published 10.1186/s13063-018-2487-9

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