Funding for this research was provided by:
German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (02NUK026B)
Received: 9 April 2018
Accepted: 20 November 2018
First Online: 29 November 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The PASSOS –Heart Study has been approved by the Ethics Committee of Rhineland-Palatinate, Mainz (Nr. 837.410.13/9095-F) and the Ethics Committee of the University of Ulm. The data protection officer approved using the patients’ hospital records and the conducting a questionnaire survey based on the written informed consent of the patients.
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