About the Authors

Vlado Perkovic, Toshiharu Ninomiya, Federica Barzi, Alan Cass, Anushka Patel, Meg Jardine, Martin Gallagher, Fiona Turnbull, John Chalmers, Rachel Huxley
The George Institute for International Health, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Vlado Perkovic, Christine Verdon, Federica Barzi, Alan Cass, Anushka Patel, Martin Gallagher, Fiona Turnbull, John Chalmers, Jonathan Craig, Rachel Huxley
University of Sydney, Sydney, New South Wales, Australia

Corresponding Author

vperkovic@george.org.au

Competing Interests

The authors had full access to the data. JC has received research grants from Servier, administered through the University of Sydney, as co-principal investigator for PROGRESS and ADVANCE. VP, AP, and JC have received honoraria from Servier for speaking about these studies at scientific meetings.

Author Contributions

All authors participated in the interpretation of results and drafting of the manuscript. V. Perkovic, C. Verdon, T. Ninomiya, J. Craig, and R. Huxley participated in the planning of the manuscript; C. Verdon and T. Ninomiya collected the data; and F. Barzi and T. Ninomiya conducted the analyses. All authors have seen and approved the final version of the manuscript.