Authors’ Self-Declared Financial Conflicts of Interest Do Not Impact the Results of Major Cardiovascular Trials ONLINE FIRST

JACC: February 6, 2013

Objectives  This study assessed whether the results of major, potentially practice-altering cardiovascular trials were influenced by the authors’ self-declared financial conflicts of interest (FCOI). Secondary objectives included assessment of trial outcomes by source of funding, by FCOI subtype, and by trial end points.

Background  Financial conflicts of interest, ubiquitous in cardiovascular medicine because of significant investigator-industry collaborations, potentially can influence trial outcomes. Read more