Accepted for Publication: April 8, 2011.
Published Online: July 11, 2011. doi:10.1001/archinternmed.2011.315
Author Contributions: Dr Wang and Mr Dai had access to the original data. Study concept and design: Deyell, Buller, Lamas, and Hochman. Acquisition of data: Buller, Miller, and Srinivas. Analysis and interpretation of data: Deyell, Buller, Miller, Wang, Dai, Lamas, Srinivas, and Hochman. Drafting of the manuscript: Deyell, Buller, Lamas, and Hochman. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Deyell, Buller, Miller, Wang, Dai, Srinivas, and Hochman. Statistical analysis: Wang and Dai. Obtained funding: Deyell and Lamas. Administrative, technical, and material support: Deyell, Wang, and Hochman. Study supervision: Wang, Lamas, Srinivas, and Hochman.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: The CathPCI Registry is an initiative of the American College of Cardiology Foundation and the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions. This research was supported by the American College of Cardiology Foundation's NCDR. The project described was also supported by awards U01 HL062509 and U01 HL062511 from the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute.
Role of the Sponsors: The funding agencies had no role in design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; and preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Disclaimer: The views expressed in this manuscript represent those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the official views of the NCDR or its associated professional societies identified at www.ncdr.com, nor do they represent official views of the National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute or the National Institutes of Health.