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Table 1 Inclusion and exclusion criteria for patients enrolled in the study

From: Epicardial delivery of autologous atrial appendage micrografts during coronary artery bypass surgery—safety and feasibility study

Criteria for eligibilty
Inclusion criteria
 1 Stable coronary artery disease filling the criteria for bypass surgery
 2 Age between 18 and 75 years
 3 Informed consent obtained
 4 LVEF between ≤ 45 and ≥ 20%
 5 NYHA class II–IV heart failure symptoms
Exclusion criteria
 1 Heart failure due to LV outflow tract obstruction
 2 History of life-threatening ventricular arrhythmias or resuscitation, a condition possibly repeating, or an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator
 3 Stroke or other disabling condition within 3 months before screening
 4 Severe valve disease or scheduled valve surgery
 5 Renal dysfunction (GFR < 84 ml/min/1.73 m)
 6 Other disease limiting life expectancy
 7 Contraindications for coronary angiogram or MRI
 8 Participation in some other clinical trial
  1. LVEF left ventricular ejection fraction, NYHA New York Heart Association, LV left ventriculum, GFR glomerular filtration rate