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Correction to: Adherence to prescription guidelines and achievement of treatment goals among persons with coronary heart disease in Tromsø 7

The Original Article was published on 21 January 2021

Correction to: BMC Cardiovasc Disord (2021) 21:44 https://doi.org/10.1186/s12872-021-01866-1

Following publication of the original article [1], the authors would like to correct some information in the fourth paragraph under ‘Data extraction’ in the methods section. We have found that the LDL-cholesterol concentrations included in the study were measured directly, not calculated from total cholesterol.

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Serum total cholesterol was analysed by CHOD-PAP enzymatic colorimetric methods with commercial kits (Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Mannheim, Germany) from non-fasting blood samples. The analysis was performed at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway. LDL-cholesterol concentration was then calculated according to Friedewald’s formula: LDL-cholesterol = total cholesterol − high-density lipoprotein cholesterol − (0.45 × triglycerides).

The information should read:

LDL-cholesterol was collected and analyzed by trained personnel using enzymatic colorimetric methods with commercial kits on a Cobas 8000 c702 (Roche Diagnostics GmbH, Mannheim, Germany) from non-fasting venous blood samples. The analysis was performed at the Department of Laboratory Medicine, University Hospital of North Norway, Tromsø, Norway (ISO certification NS-EN ISO 15189:2012).

The original article [1] has been corrected.

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    Pedersen E, Garcia BH, Halvorsen KH, et al. Adherence to prescription guidelines and achievement of treatment goals among persons with coronary heart disease in Tromsø 7. BMC Cardiovasc Disord. 2021;21(1):44.

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Pedersen, E., Garcia, B.H., Halvorsen, K.H. et al. Correction to: Adherence to prescription guidelines and achievement of treatment goals among persons with coronary heart disease in Tromsø 7. BMC Cardiovasc Disord 21, 406 (2021). https://doi.org/10.1186/s12872-021-02214-z

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