About the Authors

Ana Garcia-Alvarez, Marta Sitges, Ander Regueiro-Cueva, Silvia Poyatos, José Tomás Ortiz-Pérez, Magda Heras, Manel Azqueta
Thorax Clinic Institute, Hospital Clínic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Ana Garcia-Alvarez, Ginés Sanz
Fundación Centro Nacional de Investigaciones Cardiovasculares Instituto de Salud Carlos III, Madrid, Spain

Marta Sitges, Magda Heras, Manel Azqueta
Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), Barcelona, Spain

María-Jesús Pinazo, Elizabeth Posada, Joaquim Gascon
Barcelona Centre for International Health Research (CRESIB), Hospital Clinic, Institut d'Investigacions Biomèdiques August Pi i Sunyer (IDIBAPS), University of Barcelona, Barcelona, Spain

Corresponding Author

gsanz@clinic.ub.es

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: AGA MH JG GS. Performed the experiments: AGA MJP ARC SP JTOP GS. Analyzed the data: AGA MS JTOP MH MA JG GS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: AGA MS MJP EP JG GS. Wrote the paper: AGA MH GS.