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The Authors' reply: We would like to thank Dr Tormen for his kind appreciation of our work.1 We fully agree with the comments you made and would like to take the opportunity to further clarify some important aspects.
(1) Patients who had contraindications to any of the components of optical medical therapy (OMT), such as hypotension for β-blocker use, thrombocytopenia for antiplatelet use, etc, were excluded from this analysis.2 Further 1-year mortality …
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Ethics approval This study was conducted with the approval of the Ethic commission of the Ärztekammer Westfalen-Lippe and the Westfälische Wilhelms Universität Münster.
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