Table 5

 Patients’ main reasons for participating in the trial (n = 103)

Per cent of respondents
aI wished to be examined and treated by cardiac experts26
bI wanted to help future patients in the same situation23
cI wished to be treated as soon as possible and I assumed that it would delay the therapy if I did not consent15
dI preferred the treatment that was only available within the trial12
eI did not have any misgivings about participating in the trial8
fI believed that the doctor thought it would be best for me to participate in the trial7
gI was not sure that I would receive the best possible care if I did not consent3
hI was not sure what would happen with me if I did not consent2
II believed that the doctor wanted me to participate in the trial2
jI wanted to help the progress of medicine2
Total 100