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Retraction Note: Meta-analysis of the effect of percutaneous coronary intervention on chronic total coronary occlusions
Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery volume 10, Article number: 43 (2015)
The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article  because the peer-review process was inappropriately influenced and compromised. As a result, the scientific integrity of the article cannot be guaranteed. A systematic and detailed investigation suggests that a third party was involved in supplying fabricated details of potential peer reviewers for a large number of manuscripts submitted to different journals. In accordance with recommendations from COPE we have retracted all affected published articles, including this one. It was not possible to determine beyond doubt that the authors of this particular article were aware of any third party attempts to manipulate peer review of their manuscript.
Li R, Yang S, Tang L, Yang Y, Chen H, Guan S, et al. Meta-analysis of the effect of percutaneous coronary intervention on chronic total coronary occlusions. J Cardiothoracic Surgery. 2014;9:41.
Ruogu Li and Shuansuo Yang contributed equally to this work.
The online version of the original article can be found under doi:10.1186/1749-8090-9-41.
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Li, R., Yang, S., Tang, L. et al. Retraction Note: Meta-analysis of the effect of percutaneous coronary intervention on chronic total coronary occlusions. J Cardiothorac Surg 10, 43 (2015). https://doi.org/10.1186/s13019-015-0235-8