Accepted for Publication: February 20, 2011.
Author Contributions:Study concept and design: Reoch, Mottillo, Filion, and Eisenberg. Acquisition of data: Reoch, Mottillo, and Shimony. Analysis and interpretation of data: Reoch, Mottillo, Shimony, Filion, Joseph, Poirier, and Eisenberg. Drafting of the manuscript: Reoch, Mottillo, Shimony, and Joseph. Critical revision of the manuscript for important intellectual content: Reoch, Mottillo, Shimony, Filion, Christou, Poirier, and Eisenberg. Statistical analysis: Mottillo, Shimony, and Joseph. Obtained funding: Mottillo, Filion, and Eisenberg. Administrative, technical, and material support: Mottillo, Poirier, and Eisenberg. Study supervision: Mottillo, Christou, and Eisenberg.
Financial Disclosure: None reported.
Funding/Support: This study was supported by grant 103506 from the Canadian Institutes of Health Research (CIHR). Ms Reoch is the recipient of a CIHR Health Professional Student Research Award. Dr Filion is supported in part by postdoctoral fellowships from the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada and the Fonds de la Recherche en Santé du Québec (FRSQ). Drs Joseph and Eisenberg are supported by the FRSQ Chercheur-National. Dr Poirier is an FRSQ Senior Physician-Scientist.
Previous Presentation: The abstract of this study was presented at McGill Cardiovascular Research Day; February 17, 2011; Montreal, Quebec, Canada; and the L. D. MacLean General Surgery Research Day; April 6, 2011; Montreal.
Additional Contributions: Tara Dourian, BA, assisted in data extraction.