Author Contributions: Dr Colombo 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: Iakovou, Schmidt,
Acquisition of data: Ge, Sangiorgi, Stankovic,
Airoldi, Chieffo, Montorfano, Carlino, Michev, Corvaja, Gerckens, Grube.
Analysis and interpretation of data: Iakovou,
Drafting of the manuscript: Iakovou, Colombo.
Critical revision of the manuscript for important
intellectual content: Schmidt, Bonizzoni, Ge, Sangiorgi, Stankovic,
Airoldi, Chieffo, Montorfano, Carlino, Michev, Corvaja, Briguori, Gerckens,
Statistical analysis: Iakovou, Bonizzoni.
Study supervision: Schmidt, Sangiorgi, Chieffo,
Montorfano, Carlino, Briguori, Gerckens, Grube, Colombo.
Financial Disclosures: None reported.
Previous Presentation: This study was presented
at the American Heart Association Scientific Sessions; November 7-10, 2004;
New Orleans, La.