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Virtual bench testing of new generation coronary stents: why would we want to publish this paper?

EuroIntervention 2011;7:295-296. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I3A50

Thorax Center, ErasmusMC, Rotterdam, The Netherlands
Editorial boards should take the interests of their primary readership into account when they choose contributions to be published in their journals. This is even more true for scientific journals which have a smaller audience and a more focused group of subscribers. This issue of EuroIntervention contains an article by Mortier et al1 that describes the virtual testing of coronary stent behaviour after implantation in a theoretical numerical arterial environment. Our readers may be puzzled what this type of research means for their daily clinical practice and while the editorial board of this journal understands –and to a certain extent ...

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