Circ retracts paper by its editor-in-chief

The journal Circulation retracted a 2012 article in which its editor-in-chief is a senior author, citing compromised data.

Circulation posted a one-page retraction online that announced the paper “Cardiomyogenesis in the aging and failing human heart,” had been retracted because “an ongoing institutional review by Harvard Medical School and Brigham and Women’s Hospital has determined that the data are sufficiently compromised that a retraction is warranted.”

Senior authors were Joseph Loscalzo, MD, PhD, editor-in-chief of Circulation and chair of the department of medicine at Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston; and Piero Anversa, MD, also of Brigham and Women’s Hospital.

Other authors were Jan Kajstura, Marcello Rota, Donato Cappetta, Barbara Ogórek, Christian Arranto, Yingnan Bai, João Ferreira-Martins, Sergio Signore, Fumihiro Sanada, Alex Matsuda, James Kostyla, Maria-Virginia Caballero, Claudia Fiorini, David A. D’Alessandro, Robert E. Michler, Federica del Monte, Toru Hosoda, Mark A. Perrella, Annarosa Leri and Bruce A. Buchholz.