About the Authors

Pieter H Reitsma

To whom correspondence should be addressed. E-mail: p.h.reitsma@amc.uva.nl

Affiliation Laboratory for Experimental Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Jeroen F. van der Heijden

Affiliation Laboratory for Experimental Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Angelique P Groot

Affiliation Laboratory for Experimental Internal Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Frits R Rosendaal

Affiliation Departments of Clinical Epidemiology and Hematology, Leiden University Medical Center, Leiden, The Netherlands

Harry R Büller

Affiliation Department of Vascular Medicine, Academic Medical Center, University of Amsterdam, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

PHR and HRB designed the study. PHR drafted the report and incorporated all suggestions. JFV was responsible for collecting all patient data and specimens. APG drafted the genetic assay and performed the lab analyses. FRR oversaw the statistical analyses and other methodological issues of the report.