About the Authors

Ron Do, Swneke D. Bailey, James C. Engert
Department of Human Genetics, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Changchun Xie, Xiaohe Zhang, Shofiqul Islam, Sumathy Rangarajan, Matthew J. McQueen, Salim Yusuf, Sonia S. Anand
Population Health Research Institute, Hamilton Health Sciences, and McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Changchun Xie, Shofiqul Islam, Sonia S. Anand
Departments of Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics, McMaster University, Hamilton, Ontario, Canada

Satu Männistö, Kennet Harald, Kaisa Silander, Leena Peltonen, Veikko Salomaa
Department of Chronic Disease Prevention, National Institute for Health and Welfare, Helsinki, Finland

Rafael Diaz
Estudios Cardiologicos Latinoamerica, Rosario, Argentina

Liu Lisheng
Cardiovascular Institute and Fu Wai Hospital, Chinese Hypertension League Institute, Beijing, China

Xingyu Wang
Laboratory of Human Genetics, Beijing Hypertension League Institute, Beijing, China

Kaisa Silander, Leena Peltonen
Human Genomics Unit, Institute for Molecular Medicine Finland (FIMM), University of Helsinki, Helsinki, Finland

James C. Engert
Department of Medicine, McGill University, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

James C. Engert
The Research Institute of the McGill University Health Centre, Montréal, Quebec, Canada

Corresponding Authors

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: RDo SSA JCE VS. Performed the experiments: RDo. Analyzed the data: RDo CX XZ SM KH KS SI SDB VS SSA JCE. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: SR MJM LP VS RDiaz LL XW SY. Wrote the first draft of the manuscript: RDo. Contributed to the writing of the manuscript: RDo SSA JCE VS SY. ICMJE criteria for authorship read and met: RDo CX XZ SM KH SI SDB SR MJM RDiaz LL XW KS LP SSA JCE VS SY. Agree with manuscript results and conclusions: RDo CX XZ SM KH SI SDB SR MJM RDiaz LL XW KS LP SSA JCE VS SY.

† Deceased.