About the Authors

Ahmed D. Abdalrhim

Contributed equally to this work with: Ahmed D. Abdalrhim, Tariq S. Marroush

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Tariq S. Marroush

Contributed equally to this work with: Ahmed D. Abdalrhim, Tariq S. Marroush

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Erin E. Austin

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Bernard J. Gersh

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Nusret Solak

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Syed A. Rizvi

Affiliation Department of Internal Medicine, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Kent R. Bailey

Affiliation Division of Biomedical Statistics and Informatics, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Iftikhar J. Kullo

Kullo.Iftikhar@mayo.edu

Affiliation Department of Cardiovascular Diseases, Mayo Clinic, Rochester, Minnesota, United States of America

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: IJK KRB AA. Performed the experiments: AA TM NS. Analyzed the data: EA KRB. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: IJK SR. Wrote the paper: AA EA NS BG SR TM KRB IJK.