Accepted for Publication: August 14, 2013.
Published Online: October 14, 2013. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2013.11342.
Study concept and design: Cohen, Assyag, Ravaud, Boutron.
Acquisition of data: Cohen, Boyer-Chatenet, Cohen-Solal, Perdrix, Michel, Montalescot, Steg, Boutron.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Cohen, Cohen-Solal, Dalichampt, Montalescot, Ravaud, Boutron.
Drafting of the manuscript: Cohen, Assyag, Boyer-Chatenet, Perdrix, Dalichampt, Ravaud, Boutron.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Cohen, Cohen-Solal, Michel, Montalescot, Ravaud, Steg, Boutron.
Statistical analysis: Dalichampt, Ravaud, Boutron.
Obtained funding: Cohen, Ravaud.
Administrative, technical, and material support: Cohen, Assyag, Boyer-Chatenet, Ravaud.
Study supervision: Cohen, Michel, Montalescot, Ravaud, Boutron.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Cohen has received a research grant for research nurses (RESICARD) and consultant and lecture fees from AstraZeneca, Bayer Pharma, Bohringer-Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo, GlaxoSmithKline, and sanofi-aventis. Dr Solol has received grants and honorarium from Servier, Roche, Pfizer, Bayer Pharma, Novartis, Alere, Thermofischer, sanofi-aventis, Ipsen, and Vifor. Dr Montalescot has received research grants to the institution or consultant and lecture fees from Bayer Pharma, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Boehriinger-Ingelheim, Duke Institute, Europa, GlaxoSmithKline, Iroko, Lead-Up, Novartis, Springer, TIMI group, WebMD, Wolters, AstraZeneca, Biotronik, Eli Lilly, The Medicines Company, Medtronic, Menarini, Roche, sanofi-aventis, Pfizer, Accumetrics, Abbott Vascular, Daiichi Sankyo, Fédération Française de Cardiologie, Fondation de France, INSERM, Institut de France, Nanosphere, Stentys, and Société Française de Cardiologie. Dr Steg has received research grants from New York University School of Medicine, Servier, and sanofi-aventis. He has served as a speaker or consultant to Ablynx, Amarin, Amgen, Astellas, AstraZeneca, Bayer Pharma, Boehringer-Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Daiichi Sankyo, Eisai, GlaxoSmithKline, Eli Lilly, Medtronic, Merck-Sharpe Dohme, Novartis, Otsuka, Pfizer, Roche, sanofi-aventis, Servier, The Medicines Company, and Vivus. He has equity ownership in Aterovax. No other disclosures were reported.
Funding/Support: The study was funded by grant 960 110 211 from the Unions Régionales des Caisses d’Assurance Maladie.
Role of the Sponsor: Unions Régionales des Caisses d’Assurance Maladie had no role in the design or conduct of the study; in the collection, analysis, or interpretation of the data; or in the preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript.
Group Information: The Réseau Insuffisance Cardiaque (RESICARD) PREVENTION Investigators comprise all authors of this study.
Additional Contributions: Jenny Lloyd, PhD, and Sophie Rushton-Smith, PhD, provided editorial assistance, including editing, checking content and language, and formatting and referencing and received payment by the authors for this service.