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‘Patients, Erasmus MC, acted, unasked, as a human subject’

‘Patients, Erasmus MC, acted, unasked, as a human subject’

141 people have in the Erasmus MC participated in a medical-scientific research, without that they knew. According to research at the NRC.

The newspaper writes that heart patients between 2005 and 2007 were operated with “a method of which no one knew how safe that was”. Patients with a heart rhythm disorder were operated with a lectern with a frozen balloon at the end.

The Rotterdam hospital examined the safety and feasibility of the method, wrote the cardiologists afterwards.

Officially have subjects sign that they agree with the research, but that is in this case not happened. Experts are divided on the question of whether this research is in conflict with the law.

According to the newspaper experience two patients now is still the consequences of complications which when acted. The lawyer of one of the patients is engaged in a legal procedure.

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