Published Online: December 2, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.12881.
Study concept and design: Kronish, Edmondson.
Acquisition of data: Kronish.
Analysis and interpretation of data:All authors.
Drafting of the manuscript: Kronish, Lin, Edmondson.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors.
Statistical analysis: Kronish, Edmondson.
Obtained funding: Kronish.
Study supervision: Voils.
Conflicts of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding Support: This study was supported by grants K23 HL098359 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (NHLBI) and by 10SDG2600321 from the American Heart Association. Dr Lin received support from grant K07 CA166462 from the National Cancer Institute; Dr Cohen received support from grant K23 HL094765 from the NHLBI; and Dr Edmondson received support from grant R01 HL117832 from the NHLBI. Drs Cohen and Voils were additionally supported by resources from the Department of Veterans Affairs.
Role of the Sponsors: The sponsors had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, and approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this article are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the Department of Veterans Affairs nor of the other sponsors of the study.