About the Authors

Hall Schartum-Hansen

hall.schartum-hansen@helse-bergen.no

Affiliation Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Kjetil H. Løland

Affiliation Section for Cardiology, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Gard F. T. Svingen

Affiliation Section for Cardiology, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Reinhard Seifert

Affiliation Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Eva R. Pedersen

Affiliation Section for Cardiology, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Jan E. Nordrehaug

Affiliation Section for Cardiology, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Øyvind Bleie

Affiliation Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Marta Ebbing

Affiliation Norwegian Institute of Public Health, Bergen, Norway

Christ Berge

Affiliation Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway

Dennis W. T. Nilsen

Affiliations Section for Cardiology, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway, Stavanger University Hospital, Stavanger, Norway

Ottar Nygård

Affiliations Department of Heart Disease, Haukeland University Hospital, Bergen, Norway, Section for Cardiology, Department of Clinical Science, University of Bergen, Bergen, Norway

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: HSH KHL ON. Analyzed the data: HSH KHL RS. Wrote the paper: HSH KHL GFTS RS ERP JEN ØB ME CB DWTN ON.