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Received: 31 July 2017
Accepted: 10 June 2018
First Online: 4 July 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was conducted in compliance with the principles of the Declaration of Helsinki, International Conference on Harmonization Good Clinical Practice guidelines and applicable legislation on non-interventional studies in participating countries and regions. The protocol, including the informed consent form, was approved in writing by the applicable ethics committee of the participating centers in accordance with local regulations in each country. The ethics committee also approved any other non-interventional study documents in accordance with local regulations. Patients provided written informed consent at discharge and completed a contact order form agreeing to be contacted for regular follow-up interviews post discharge.
: Not applicable.
: JPSS has been a consultant or advisory board member for AstraZeneca, Lupin, and Intas. TKO has acted as a consultant or advisory board member for Sanofi-Aventis, Abbott Vascular, Boston Scientific, Boehringer Ingelheim, Novartis, and AstraZeneca. CTC has received research support from Eli Lilly, honoraria from Medtronic, and has been a consultant or advisory board member for AstraZeneca. RK has been a consultant or advisory board member for AstraZeneca and Boehringer Ingelheim. VTN has received research grants from AstraZeneca, Servier, Sanofi, and Boston Scientific, and has been a consultant or advisory board member for AstraZeneca, Pfizer, Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim, Servier, MSD, Abbott, Bayer, Novartis, Merck Serono, Biosensor, Biotronic, Boston Scientific, Terumo, and Medtronic. SJP receives research funds from AstraZeneca. AMV and NH are employees of AstraZeneca. All other authors declare that they have no competing interests.
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