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Retraction Note: Meta-analysis of the effect of percutaneous coronary intervention on chronic total coronary occlusions

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Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery201510:43

  • Received: 15 February 2015
  • Accepted: 16 February 2015
  • Published:

The original article was published in Journal of Cardiothoracic Surgery 2014 9:41


The Publisher and Editor regretfully retract this article [1] 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.


Authors’ Affiliations

Department of Cardiology, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, NO.241, Huaihai Xi Road, Xuhui District, Shanghai, 200030, China
Department of Cardiology, Central Hospital, Fengxian District, Shanghai, 201400, China
School of Medical Graduate, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, 200025, China
Department of Cardiovascular Research, Shanghai Chest Hospital, Shanghai Jiaotong University, Shanghai, 200030, China


  1. 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.View ArticleGoogle Scholar


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