Text and Data Mining valid from 2020-02-12
Received: 2 August 2019
Accepted: 20 January 2020
First Online: 12 February 2020
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: MA is proctor for the Watchman™ procedure, and has received honoraria from Boston. MA and AGR gave received honoraria for presentations from AstraZeneca. MN has received honoraria for presentations and/or participated in advisory boards from Abiomed, Abbott, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Boston, Fresenius, Miltenyi Biotech, Novartis, Pfizer and Zoll. All other authors declare no conflicts of interest. MN is Section Editor, and AGR is Associate Editor of BMC Cardiovascular Disorders.