aDepartment of General and Interventional Cardiology, University Heart Center, Hamburg Eppendorf, Hamburg
bDepartment of Medicine 2
cCenter for Thrombosis and Hemostasis
dInstitute of Clinical Chemistry and Laboratory Medicine
eGerman Center for Cardiovascular Research (DZHK), University Medical Center Mainz, Johannes Gutenberg University Mainz, Mainz, Germany
*Thomas Munzel and Philipp S. Wild contributed equally to the writing of this article.
Correspondence to Renate B. Schnabel, MD, MSc, University Heart Center Hamburg Eppendorf, Department of General and Interventional Cardiology, Martinistr, 52 20246 Hamburg, Germany. Tel: +49 1522 281 6064; fax: +49 40 7410 40163; e-mail: [email protected]
Abbreviations: CI, confidence interval; FMD; flow-mediated dilation, PAT; peripheral arterial tonometry
Received 18 October, 2012
Revised 19 December, 2012
Accepted 5 March, 2013
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