Funding for this research was provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (HL006137-02, HL006137-03, HL006137-04, HL006137 07)
Sarnoff Cardiovascular Research Fellowship Program
Received: 2 March 2017
Accepted: 7 February 2018
First Online: 8 March 2018
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: The study was approved by the institutional review board of the National Heart, Lung and Blood Institute (02-H-0050). All subjects gave written informed consent.
: As part of the written informed consent, all participants consented to have de-identified data published.
: Dr. Arai has research agreements with Siemens (US Government Cooperative Research and Development Agreement HL-CR-05-004). No other conflicts of interest to disclose.
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