About the Authors

Yang Yang

Contributed equally to this work with: Yang Yang, Xiaolong Yan, Weixun Duan

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Xiaolong Yan

Contributed equally to this work with: Yang Yang, Xiaolong Yan, Weixun Duan

Affiliation Department of Thoracic Surgery, Tangdu Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Weixun Duan

Contributed equally to this work with: Yang Yang, Xiaolong Yan, Weixun Duan

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Juanjuan Yan

Affiliation Department of Prosthodontics, School of Stomatology, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Wei Yi

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Zhenxin Liang

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Ning Wang

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Yue Li

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Wensheng Chen

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Shiqiang Yu

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Zhenxiao Jin

zhenxiaojin210@126.com (ZJ); dinghuayi210@126.com (DY)

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Dinghua Yi

zhenxiaojin210@126.com (ZJ); dinghuayi210@126.com (DY)

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Xijing Hospital, The Fourth Military Medical University, Xi’an City, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: Z-XJ D-HY. Performed the experiments: YY X-LY W-XD Z-XL NW YL. Analyzed the data: J-JY WY W-SC S-QY. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: Z-XJ D-HY. Wrote the paper: YY X-LY W-XD.