Retractions

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Retraction

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Circ J. 2012 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]
Urgent Announcement From the Editor-in-Chief Concerning Article Retraction

December 27, 2012
The editorial team of Circulation Journal has recently confirmed that the manuscript written by Shinzo Kimura et al, Circ J. 2012 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print], contains a number of serious errors in data analysis.

Shinzo Kimura, Takahisa Sawada, Jun Shiraishi, Hiroyuki Yamada, Hiroaki Matsubara; for the KYOTO HEART Study Group. Effects of Valsartan on Cardiovascular Morbidity and Mortality in High-Risk Hypertensive Patients with New-Onset Diabetes Mellitus. Circ J. 2012 Sep 12. [Epub ahead of print]

Therefore, we have decided to retract the paper from Circulation Journal.

As Editor-in-Chief, I regret the time that peer reviewers and others spent evaluating this paper. I sincerely hope and trust that there will be no repetition of this kind in the future.

Hiroaki Shimokawa, MD
Editor-in-Chief
Circulation Journal

2)
Circ J. 2011;75:806-814

Urgent Announcement From the Editor-in-Chief Concerning Article Retraction

December 27, 2012
The editorial team of Circulation Journal has recently confirmed that the manuscript written by Jun Shiraishi et al, published in the April 2011 issue of the Circulation Journal (Circ J. 2011;75:806-814), contains a number of serious errors in data analysis.

Jun Shiraishi, Takahisa Sawada, Shinzo Kimura, Hiroyuki Yamada, Hiroaki Matsubara ; KYOTO HEART Study Group. Enhanced cardiovascular protective effects of valsartan in high-risk hypertensive patients with left ventricular hypertrophy–sub-analysis of the KYOTO HEART study. Circ J. 2011;75:806-814.

Therefore, we have decided to retract the paper from Circulation Journal.

As Editor-in-Chief, I regret the time that peer reviewers and others spent evaluating this paper. I sincerely hope and trust that there will be no repetition of this kind in the future.

Hiroaki Shimokawa, MD
Editor-in-Chief
Circulation Journal