Author Contributions: Dr Nordestgaard had full access to all of the data in the study and takes responsibility for the integrity of the data and the accuracy of the data analysis.
Study concept and design: Thomsen, Ingebrigtsen, Dahl, Lange, Vestbo, Nordestgaard.
Acquisition of data: Lange, Nordestgaard.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Thomsen, Ingebrigtsen, Marott, Dahl, Lange, Vestbo, Nordestgaard.
Drafting of the manuscript: Thomsen, Lange, Vestbo, Nordestgaard.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Thomsen, Ingebrigtsen, Marott, Dahl, Lange, Vestbo, Nordestgaard.
Statistical analysis: Thomsen, Ingebrigtsen, Marott, Dahl, Nordestgaard.
Obtained funding: Lange, Nordestgaard.
Administrative, technical, or material support: Lange, Vestbo.
Study supervision: Dahl, Lange, Vestbo, Nordestgaard.
Conflict of Interest Disclosures: All authors have completed and submitted the ICMJE Form for Disclosure of Potential Conflicts of Interest and none were reported.
Funding/Support: This work was supported by Herlev Hospital, Copenhagen University Hospital, the Danish Heart Foundation, the Copenhagen County Foundation, and the University of Copenhagen, all from Denmark.
Role of the Sponsor: The funding sources had no role in the design and conduct of the study; collection, management, analysis, and interpretation of the data; preparation, review, or approval of the manuscript; and decision to submit the manuscript for publication.