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Competing Interests

ENL, LG and CW are employed by University College London (UCL) and work within the National Institute for Cardiovascular Outcomes Research (NICOR). ENL, LG, TQ and CW are members of the Steering Group of the Myocardial Ischaemia National Audit Project at NICOR. Some of the authors of The Lancet paper on which we comment are also UCL employees and members of NICOR, who will appraise ENL, LG and CW.

Author Contributions

Emmanuel N Lazaridis analyzed the data, wrote the paper, prepared figures and/or tables, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Lucia Gavalova wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.

Simon Jones reviewed drafts of the paper.

Tom Quinn reviewed drafts of the paper.

Clive Weston wrote the paper, reviewed drafts of the paper.


There was no funding for this work.

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