About the Authors

Ernest Spitzer

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Jorge Mercado

Affiliation Institute of Cardiology CardioSalud, Arequipa, Peru

Fabian Islas

Affiliation University Hospital San Carlos, Madrid, Spain

Martina Rothenbühler

Affiliation Institute of Social and Preventive Medicine and Clinical Trials Unit, University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Reto Kurmann

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Fabian Zürcher

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Peter Krähenmann

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Nassip Llerena

Affiliation National Hospital Carlos Alberto Seguín Escobedo, Arequipa, Peru

Peter Jüni

Affiliation Institute of Primary Health Care (BIHAM), University of Bern, Bern, Switzerland

Pedro Torres

Affiliations Institute of Cardiology CardioSalud, Arequipa, Peru, National Hospital Carlos Alberto Seguín Escobedo, Arequipa, Peru

Thomas Pilgrim

thomas.pilgrim@insel.ch

Affiliation Department of Cardiology, Bern University Hospital, Bern, Switzerland

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: TP ES JM MR PT PJ. Performed the experiments: ES JM FI MR RK FZ PK NL PJ PT TP. Analyzed the data: MR TP PJ. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: ES JM FI MR RK FZ PK NL PJ PT TP. Wrote the paper: ES MR PJ TP.