Funding for this research was provided by:
National Heart, Lung, and Blood Institute (1R01HL130301-01, 1R01HL147639-01A1, 5F32HL136191-02, 1 K99 HL146948-01, R01HL095590)
American Heart Association (19EIA34760167)
Received: 23 June 2020
Accepted: 2 November 2020
First Online: 23 November 2020
Ethics approval and consent to participate
: All procedures and protocols were approved by the Augusta University Institutional Animal Care and Use Committee (IACUC protocol #2011-0108) and are compliant with guidelines set forth by the NIH.
: Not applicable
: The authors declare that they have no competing interests.