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Cardiology Research and Practice
Volume 2017, Article ID 3297515, 1 page

Corrigendum to “Falls and Fractures in the Elderly with Sinus Node Disease: The Impact of Pacemaker Implantation”

1Clinic for Cardiology, University Hospital Zurich, Rämistrasse 100, B 8091 Zurich, Switzerland
2Center for Integrative Human Physiology, University of Zurich, 8057 Zurich, Switzerland
3Osteoporosis Unit, University Hospital and University of Bern, 3010 Bern, Switzerland

Correspondence should be addressed to Nazmi Krasniqi; hc.zsu@iqinsark.imsan

Received 19 April 2017; Accepted 8 May 2017; Published 19 October 2017

Copyright © 2017 Nazmi Krasniqi et al. This is an open access article distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.

In the article titled “Falls and Fractures in the Elderly with Sinus Node Disease: The Impact of Pacemaker Implantation” [1], there was an error regarding the FRAX® tool, which should be clarified as follows:

The article notes: “FRAX is a fracture risk calculator which was developed by the WHO and calibrated for single countries (more than 50 country versions available to date) based on local fracture epidemiological data.” However, the World Health Organization (WHO) did not develop, test, or endorse the FRAX tool or its recommendations [2]. The metabolic bone disease unit at the University of Sheffield that developed FRAX was a WHO Collaborating Centre from 1991 to 2010, but treatment guidelines must undergo a formal process before they can be endorsed by the WHO.


  1. N. Krasniqi, D. Segalada, T. F. Lüscher et al., “Falls and fractures in the elderly with sinus node disease: the impact of pacemaker implantation,” Cardiology Research and Practice, vol. 2012, Article ID 498102, 7 pages, 2012. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar · View at Scopus
  2. N. Ford, S. L. Norrisb, and S. R. Hill, “Clarifying WHO’s position on the FRAX® tool for fracture prediction,” Bulletin of the World Health Organization, vol. 94, article 862, 2016. View at Publisher · View at Google Scholar