About the Authors

Xiaomei Wu

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Center of Evidence Based Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Bo Zhu

Affiliations Liaoning Academy of Safety Sciences, Shenyang, China, Department of Environmental and Occupational Health, School of Public Health, China Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan

Lingyu Fu

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Center of Evidence Based Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Hailong Wang

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Center of Evidence Based Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Bo Zhou

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Center of Evidence Based Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Safeng Zou

Affiliation Department of Neurology, Dalian Municipal Central Hospital, Dalian, China

Jingpu Shi

jingpush@gmail.com

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology and Center of Evidence Based Medicine, Institute of Cardiovascular, The First Hospital of China Medical University, Shenyang, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: XW BZ JS. Performed the experiments: XW BZ SZ. Analyzed the data: XW BZ LF. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: XW HW BZ. Wrote the paper: XW JS.