About the Authors
Heart Failure Unit, St Vincent’s University Hospital, Elm Park, Dublin, Ireland
School of Medicine and Medical Science, UCD Conway Institute, University College Dublin, Dublin, Ireland
This research was in part funded by a research bursary allocated by the Irish Heart Foundation which was funded by Pfizer. Pfizer had no input into the allocation of the bursary. The research was preformed completely independently of Pfizer. Pfizer had no input into the design or execution of the study or in the data analysis or manuscript preparation. No additional external funding was received for this study. This does not alter the authors’ adherence to all the PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials. There are no other relevant declarations relating to employment, consultancy, patents and products in development or marketed products.
Conceived and designed the experiments: DP CW RM SD ML JB KMD. Performed the experiments: DP RM CW PC AP. Analyzed the data: DP CW PC JB ML KMD. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: KMD. Wrote the paper: DP CW JB KMD.