About the Authors
- Christian Eickholt, Marcus Siekiera, Kiriakos Kirmanoglou, Jan Balzer, Tienush Rassaf, Stefan Perings, Malte Kelm, Dong-In Shin, Christian Meyer
- Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Medical Faculty, Department of Cardiology, Pulmology and Angiology, Dusseldorf, Germany
- Astrid Rodenbeck, Patrick Schauerte
- Division of Cardiology, Pulmology and Angiology, University Hospital RWTH-Aachen, Aachen, Germany
- Nicole Heussen
- Department of Medical Statistics, University Hospital RWTH-Aachen, Aachen, Germany
- Artur Lichtenberg
- Heinrich-Heine-University Duesseldorf, Department of Cardiovascular Surgery, Dusseldorf, Germany
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
Conceived and designed the experiments: CE AR NH MK TR DS CM. Performed the experiments: CE MS KK PS AL JB. Analyzed the data: CE MS KK AR NH PS SP TR DS CM. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: NH JB AL SP MK. Wrote the paper: CE AR CM.