The authors of the following article, which published in the March 28, 2014 issue of Circulation Research, have requested that it be retracted from publication:
Ahimastos AA, Latouche C, Natoli AK, Reddy-luthmoodoo M, Golledge J, Kingwell BA. Potential vascular mechanisms of ramipril induced increases in walking ability in patients with intermittent claudication. Circ Res. 2014;114:1144–1155.
A recent internal sub-analysis by Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute (“the Institute”) of the data presented in this article revealed anomalies that triggered an investigation, which resulted in an admission of fabricated results by Dr Anna Ahimastos. Dr Ahimastos is both the first and corresponding author of this article, and was responsible for data collection and integrity. According to the Institute’s finding, no other co-authors were involved in this misrepresentation. In addition, no data from the Townsville and Brisbane recruitment centers were included in this publication, and data from those centers remains valid. All authors recognize the seriousness of this issue and apologize unreservedly to the editors, reviewers, and readers of Circulation Research. Although a system of Good Clinical Practice was in place, the Institute vows to review and strengthen Clinical Governance and audit procedures to minimize the chance of possible recurrence of such behavior.
In accordance with the policies of the Baker IDI Heart and Diabetes Institute, the authors have requested to retract this article.
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