Received: 5 July 2020
Accepted: 5 October 2020
First Online: 16 October 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The trial was approved by the institutional review board at each center and followed the ethical principles of the Declaration of Helsinki. All patients provided written informed consent prior to participation in the trial.
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: Dr. Steg received grants and personal fees from Bayer/Janssen, grants and personal fees from Merck, grants and personal fees from Sanofi, grants and personal fees from Amarin, personal fees from Amgen, personal fees from Bristol Myers Squibb, personal fees from Boehringer-Ingelheim, personal fees from Pfizer, personal fees from Novartis, personal fees from Regeneron, personal fees from Lilly, personal fees from AstraZeneca, grants, personal fees and non-financial support from Servier, outside the submitted work. Dr. Hamm received advisory Board fees from AstraZeneca. Dr. van Geuns received speakers fee from Abbott Vascular and Boston Scientific. Dr. Onuma reports being a member of advisory board of Abbott vascular. Dr. Serruys reports personal fees from Biosensors, personal fees from Cardialysis, personal fees from Medtronic, personal fees from Micel Technologies, personal fees from Sinomedical Sciences Technology, personal fees from Philips/Volcano, personal fees from Xeltis, personal fees from HeartFlow, outside the submitted work. Dr. Angiolillo has received payment as an individual for: reports receiving payments as an individual for: a) Consulting fee or honorarium from Amgen, Aralez, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biosensors, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Chiesi, Daiichi-Sankyo, Eli Lilly, Haemonetics, Janssen, Merck, PhaseBio, PLx Pharma, Pfizer, Sanofi, and The Medicines Company; b) Participation in review activities from CeloNova and St. Jude Medical. Institutional payments for grants from Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Biosensors, CeloNova, CSL Behring, Daiichi-Sankyo, Eisai, Eli-Lilly, Gilead, Idorsia, Janssen, Matsutani Chemical Industry Co., Merck, Novartis, Osprey Medical, and Renal Guard Solutions.