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An article recently published in JACC by Piljs et al. (J Am Coll Cardiol 2012;59:1045–57) duplicates to a considerable extent both the text and figures of a prior article published by De Bruyne et al. in HEART (Heart 2008;94:949–59. doi:10.1136/hrt.2007.122838). Dr. Piljs attributes this duplication to the close collaboration that he has had over many years with Dr. De Bruyne, and the fact that both authors drew text and figures for these reviews from the same repository of material used for a joint educational program. He acknowledges his lack of care in the preparation of the manuscript and apologizes for the duplication. While the Editors accept this apology, we lament the replication of information that prevented the pages devoted to Dr. Piljs' article from being filled with new material.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation