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The Authors’ reply: We read with interest the comments from Wijeyeratne et al 1 regarding our paper. They commend our study2 for questioning the need for fasting prior to percutaneous cardiac procedures and highlight the lack of evidence either for or against the necessity to fast in this scenario. We agree with their comments and fully accept the limitations of our retrospectively analysed data. While we do not expect our paper to result in an immediate major practice shift in cardiology, we certainly hope that it will raise awareness of …
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