About the Authors

Andrei Prodan

Roles Conceptualization, Data curation, Formal analysis, Investigation, Methodology, Visualization, Writing – original draft, Writing – review & editing

a.prodan@amsterdamumc.nl

Affiliation Department of Experimental Vascular Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Valentina Tremaroli

Roles Investigation, Resources, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Harald Brolin

Roles Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Wallenberg Laboratory for Cardiovascular and Metabolic Research, Department of Molecular and Clinical Medicine, Institute of Medicine, Sahlgrenska Academy, University of Gothenburg, Gothenburg, Sweden

Aeilko H. Zwinderman

Roles Conceptualization, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Clinical Epidemiology, Biostatistics and Bioinformatics, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Max Nieuwdorp

Roles Conceptualization, Funding acquisition, Methodology, Project administration, Resources, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliation Department of Experimental Vascular Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Evgeni Levin

Roles Conceptualization, Supervision, Writing – review & editing

Affiliations Department of Experimental Vascular Medicine, Amsterdam University Medical Centers, Amsterdam, The Netherlands, Horaizon BV, Delft, the Netherlands

Competing Interests

E.L is employed by Horaizon BV. Horaizon BV did not play any role in the study design, data collection and analysis, decision to publish, or preparation of the manuscript and only provided financial support in the form of authors' salaries.This does not alter our adherence to PLOS ONE policies on sharing data and materials.