Published Online: May 13, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.910
Author Contributions: Dr Rieckmann had full access to all the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis. Study concept and design: All authors. Acquisition of data: Rieckmann. Analysis and interpretation of data: Rieckmann, Kronish, Whang, and Davidson. Drafting of the manuscript: Rieckmann, Kronish, and Davidson. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: All authors. Statistical analysis: Rieckmann. Obtained funding: Davidson. Administrative, technical, and material support: Davidson. Study supervision: Davidson.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: None reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by grants HC-25197, HL-088117, HL-76857, and HL-84034 from the National Institutes of Health (NIH), Bethesda, Maryland, and supported in part by Columbia University's Clinical and Translational Science Award grant UL1TR000040 from the National Center for Advancing Translational Sciences at the NIH. Dr Kronish received support from the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (K23 HL-098359). Dr Whang received support from the American Heart Association Founders Affiliate (10SDG3720001).
Role of the Sponsor: The funding agencies had no role in the design and conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Additional Contributions: Joseph E. Schwartz, Siqin Ye, and Matthew M. Burg provided comments on the analyses and an earlier draft of this manuscript.