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Received: 28 October 2018
Accepted: 28 February 2019
First Online: 14 March 2019
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: JCG is a consultant for Abbott/St. Jude Medical, Biosense Webster, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, AstraZeneca, Bayer Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim, DaiichiSankyo, and Pfizer, and has received speaker fees and research support from Abbott/St. Jude Medical, Boston Scientific, Medtronic, Biotronik, AstraZeneca, Bayer Pharma, Boehringer Ingelheim, DaiichiSankyo, Novartis, Pfizer/BMS and Sanofi Aventis. PS is a consultant for Biotronik and has received equipment from GE Health Care and from EBR Systems. JP is employee of Biotronik. GH is a member of the advisory board/consultant of Biotronik, Biosense, St. Jude Medical, Stereotaxis, and Cyberheart, and has received honoraria for lectures from these companies except for Cyberheart. Boston Scientific, Biosense Webster, Hansen Medical, Medtronic, and St. Jude Medical. The other authors declare no competing interests.