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Cardiac implant registries 2006–2016: a systematic review and summary of global experiences
  1. Shixuan Zhang1,2,
  2. Sebastian Gaiser3,
  3. Peter L Kolominsky-Rabas1,2
  4. On behalf of the National Leading-Edge Cluster Medical Technologies “Medical Valley EMN”
  1. 1 Interdisciplinary Centre for Health Technology Assessment (HTA) and Public Health (IZPH), Friedrich- Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nürnberg, Erlangen, Germany
  2. 2 National Leading-Edge Cluster Medical Technologies “Medical Valley EMN”, Erlangen, Germany
  3. 3 St Jude Medical Coordination Center BVBA, Zaventem, Belgium
  1. Correspondence to Shixuan Zhang; shixuan.zhang{at}uk-erlangen.de

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  • Contributors PLK-R provided substantial contributions to conception and design; SZ drafted the articles with acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data; SG revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content; PLK-R made the final approval of the version to be published. The guarantor is PLK-R.

  • Funding The research is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), project grant no: 13EX1013B, as part of the National Leading-Edge Cluster Medical Technologies ‘Medical Valley EMN’. The present work was performed in (partial) fulfilment of the requirements for obtaining the degree “Dr. rer. biol. hum.” at the Medical Faculty of Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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Footnotes

  • Contributors PLK-R provided substantial contributions to conception and design; SZ drafted the articles with acquisition of data, analysis and interpretation of data; SG revised the manuscript critically for important intellectual content; PLK-R made the final approval of the version to be published. The guarantor is PLK-R.

  • Funding The research is supported by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF), project grant no: 13EX1013B, as part of the National Leading-Edge Cluster Medical Technologies ‘Medical Valley EMN’. The present work was performed in (partial) fulfilment of the requirements for obtaining the degree “Dr. rer. biol. hum.” at the Medical Faculty of Friedrich-Alexander University of Erlangen-Nürnberg.

  • Competing interests None declared.

  • Patient consent Not required.

  • Provenance and peer review Not commissioned; externally peer reviewed.

  • Data sharing statement No additional data are available.

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