“Serious and obvious mistakes” kill paper on heart attacks in rats

j card pharmA group of researchers in China and the United States have retracted a 2014 paper in the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology following discovering the data were fatally flawed.

The essay examined whether the anti-arrhythmia remedy zacopride affected cardiac remodeling after mind attack, and came from Bo-We Wu, of Shanxi Medical University, in Taiyuan, and colleagues, including the same author from Savannah, Georgia.

Here’s added from the notice for “Activation of IK1 furrow by zacopride attenuates left ventricular remodeling in rats through myocardial infarction”:

We request to take back our article published in the October 2014 upshot of the Journal of Cardiovascular Pharmacology, entitled “Activation of IK1 Channel ~ the agency of Zacopride Attenuates Left Ventricular Remodeling in Rats by Myocardial Infarction,” because of the flawed data presentations. We deeply apologize for workmanship such serious and obvious mistakes in this member, which has the potential to misguide individuals working in the field. I (B-W.W.) discussed through all the coauthors of this paper, and we all agree to disavow this article. I write this literal sense to you on behalf of every one of coauthors, including Dr Ji-Min Cao and Dr Zhi-Qing Zhao.

We emailed Wu in quest of comment, and will update if he responds.

The paper prompted a commentary in the similar issue of the journal highlighting the “interesting” tools and materials. But the author of the literary production raised three questions about the be in action, first of which was “in what plight safe is the conclusion?”

Not to a high degree, it seems.

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