About the Authors

Wing-Hon Lai

Contributed equally to this work with: Wing-Hon Lai, Jenny C. Y. Ho

Affiliation Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Jenny C. Y. Ho

Contributed equally to this work with: Wing-Hon Lai, Jenny C. Y. Ho

Affiliations Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China, Research Center of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Yau-Chi Chan

Affiliation Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Joyce H. L. Ng

Affiliation Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Ka-Wing Au

Affiliation Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Lai-Yung Wong

Affiliation Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Chung-Wah Siu

Affiliations Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China, Research Center of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Hung-Fat Tse

hftse@hkucc.hku.hk

Affiliations Cardiology Division, Department of Medicine, Queen Mary Hospital, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China, Research Center of Heart, Brain, Hormone and Healthy Aging, Li Ka Shing Faculty of Medicine, the University of Hong Kong, Hong Kong, HKSAR, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: WH-L JC-H CW-S HF-T. Performed the experiments: WH-L JC-H JH-N YC-C LY-W KW-A. Analyzed the data: WH-L JC-H CW-S HF-T. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CW-S HF-T. Wrote the paper: WH-L JC-H HF-T.