About the Authors

Jiaojiao Shi

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Qi Jiang

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Xiangwei Ding

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Wenhua Xu

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Dao W. Wang

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Minglong Chen

chenminglong@njmu.edu.cn

Affiliation Division of Cardiology, The First Affiliated Hospital of Nanjing Medical University, Nanjing, Jiangsu, China

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: MC. Performed the experiments: JS QJ XD DW. Analyzed the data: JS. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: WX. Wrote the paper: MC JS.