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EuroIntervention - Methodology and Statistics Review Board

EuroIntervention 2013;9:21. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV9I1A3

Erasmus MC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Interventional cardiology is not only a young and vibrant clinical field, but it has also emerged as a fertile ground for patient oriented research. In the past decades there have been major scientific breakthroughs in interventional cardiology and, without exception, these were initiated by observational studies and clinical trials. The application of high-quality standards with respect to the study design, conduct and data analysis has been key to their success.

The selection of an appropriate study design is a prerequisite to obtain reliable results. In particular, patient selection and information collection should be arranged in such a way that ...

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