Funding for this research was provided by:
GE Healthcare (Institutional grants from GE Healthcare (unrelated to current study))
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Received: 9 April 2018
Accepted: 29 July 2018
First Online: 26 September 2018
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: All procedures performed in studies involving human participants were in accordance with the ethical standards of the institutional and/or national research committee and with the 1964 Helsinki declaration and its later amendments or comparable ethical standards. Informed consent was obtained from all individual participants included in the study.
: (1) Michael Messerli received a research grant from the Iten-Kohaut Foundation, Switzerland. Stefano D’Aguanno is an employee of GE Healthcare. Gustav von Schulthess is a Consultant to GE Healthcare and a Co-Director of IDKD, an educational organization which receives funds from multiple companies. Martin Huellner received speaker’s fees from GE Healthcare. Apart from that, the other authors of this manuscript declare no relationships with any companies, whose products or services may be related to the subject matter of the article.(2) The University Hospital Zurich holds a research agreement with GE Healthcare. Only non-GE employees had control of inclusion of data and information that might present a conflict of interest for those authors who are employees of GE Healthcare. No further specific grants from funding agencies in the public, commercial, or not-for-profit sectors were received for this study.
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