Accepted for Publication: May 12, 2014.
Published Online: July 21, 2014. doi:10.1001/jamainternmed.2014.3415.
Study concept and design: Bashir, Zack, Bove.
Acquisition, analysis, or interpretation of data: Bashir, Zack, Zhao, Comerota, Bove.
Drafting of the manuscript: Bashir, Zack, Bove.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Bashir, Zack, Zhao, Comerota, Bove.
Statistical analysis: Bashir, Zack, Zhao.
Obtained funding: Bashir.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Bashir, Bove.
Study supervision: Bashir.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: Dr Comerota receives research funding from Covidien. Dr Bove receives consulting fees from Health Systems Networks and Insight Telehealth LLC and has ownership interest in Insight Telehealth LLC. No other disclosures are reported.
Funding/Support: This research was funded by the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Temple University Hospital.
Role of the Sponsor: The Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Temple University Hospital, had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.
Disclaimer: The content is solely the responsibility of the authors and does not necessarily represent the official views of the Division of Cardiovascular Diseases, Temple University Hospital.
Previous Presentation: These data were presented in part at the American Heart Association meeting; November 3-7, 2012; Los Angeles, California.