About the Authors

Klaus Stark, Ulrike B. Esslinger, Wibke Reinhard, Christa Zollbrecht, Martina Grassl, Christian Hengstenberg
Klinik und Poliklinik für Innere Medizin II, Universitätsklinikum Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

George Petrov, Vera Regitz-Zagrosek
Institute for Gender in Medicine, Center for Cardiovascular Research, Charité Campus Mitte, Berlin, Germany

George Petrov, Roland Hetzer
Department of Cardiothoracic and Vascular Surgery, German Heart Institute Berlin, Berlin, Germany

Thomas Winkler, Iris M. Heid
Institute of Epidemiology, Public Health, and Gender Studies, University of Regensburg, Regensburg, Germany

Michel Komajda, Richard Isnard, Philippe Charron, Eric Villard
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM) UMR-S956, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Institut de Cardiologie, Département de Génétique, AP-HP, Hôpital Pitié-Salpêtrière, Paris, France

François Cambien, Laurence Tiret
Institut National de la Santé et de la Recherche Médicale (INSERM), UMR-S937, University Pierre et Marie Curie (Paris 6), Paris, France

Marie-Claude Aumont
Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Bichat, AP-HP, Paris, France

Olivier Dubourg
Service de Cardiologie, Université de Versailles-Saint Quentin, Hôpital Ambroise Paré, AP-HP, Boulogne, France

Jean-Noël Trochu
Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Laennec, Nantes, France

Laurent Fauchier
Service de Cardiologie B et Laboratoire d'Electrophysiologie Cardiaque, Pole Cœur Thorax Vasculaire Hémostase, Centre Hospitalier Universitaire Trousseau, Tours, France

Pascal DeGroote
Service de Cardiologie, Hôpital Cardiologique, Lille, France

Anette Richter, Bernhard Maisch
Klinik für Innere Medizin I - Kardiologie, Philipps-Universität Marburg, Marburg, Germany

Thomas Wichter
Medizinische Klinik und Poliklinik C, Kardiologie und Angiologie, Universitätsklinikum Münster, Münster, Germany

Heribert Schunkert, Patrick Linsel-Nitschke, Jeanette Erdmann
Medizinische Klinik II, Universität zu Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

Jens Baumert, Thomas Illig, Norman Klopp, H.-Erich Wichmann, Christa Meisinger, Iris M. Heid
Institute of Epidemiology, HelmholtzZentrum München, München-Neuherberg, Germany

Christa Meisinger
Central Hospital of Augsburg, MONICA/KORA Myocardial Infarction Registry, Augsburg, Germany

Wolfgang Koenig
Department of Internal Medicine II – Cardiology, University of Ulm Medical Center, Ulm, Germany

Peter Lichtner, Thomas Meitinger
Institute of Human Genetics, HelmholtzZentrum München, München-Neuherberg, Germany

Thomas Meitinger
Institute of Human Genetics, Klinikum rechts der Isar, Technische Universität München, München, Germany

Arne Schillert, Inke R. König
Institute of Medical Biometry and Statistics, University of Lübeck, Lübeck, Germany

Corresponding Author

christian.hengstenberg@klinik.uni-regensburg.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: K Stark, C Hengstenberg. Performed the experiments: K Stark, UB Esslinger, C Zollbrecht, N Klopp, P Lichtner, T Meitinger. Analyzed the data: K Stark, T Winkler, F Cambien, J Baumert, A Schillert, IR König, IM Heid. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: K Stark, G Petrov, M Komajda, R Isnard, P Charron, E Villard, F Cambien, L Tiret, MC Aumont, O Dubourg, JN Trouchu, L Fauchier, P DeGroote, A Richter, B Maisch, T Wichter, M Grassl, H Schunkert, P Linsel-Nitschke, J Erdmann, T Illig, HE Wichmann, C Meisinger, W Koening, R Hetzer, IM Heid, V Regitz-Zagrosek, C Hengstenberg. Wrote the paper: K Stark, UB Esslinger, W Reinhard, IM Heid, V Regitz-Zagrosek, C Hengstenberg.