The Editor's attention was drawn to this paper by a reader regarding concerns around Figures 6A and 1B and Figures 4B and 4C. After conducting in-house analysis, we concluded that there was no wrongdoing in relation to Figures 6A and 1B.We agreed that a correction should be made to Figures 4B and 4C. The Editorial Office received an erratum request from the first authors of the paper, regarding Figures 4B and 4C, which was subsequently withdrawn. This matter will now be reviewed by the ESC family Journal Ethics committee. The Editors of Cardiovascular Research have decided to place an expression of concern related to this paper to inform readers appropriately whilst we wait for the outcome of the investigation.
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine
- Physiology (medical)