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Statement on matching language to the type of evidence used in describing outcomes data

Editors of the HEART Group journals

doi: 10.1097/MCA.0b013e32835c8755

The statement below was issued by the HEART Group, a group of editors of the world’s cardiovascular journals, to recommend that language in research studies should ‘match’ the type of study conducted. It was decided upon by members of the HEART Group at the August 2012 ESC Congress in Munich.

Correspondence to Burton E. Sobel, MD, Department of Medicine, Cardiovascular Research Institute, University of Vermont College of Medicine, Colchester Research Facility, 208 South Park Drive, Colchester, VT 05446, USA Tel: +1 802 656 8955; fax: +1 802 656 8957; e-mail:

Received November 11, 2012

Accepted November 11, 2012

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