Andreas Grüntzig’s vision and perspicacity drove an entire new field of cardiology. This page is dedicated to his personal life and accomplishments with a dedicated tribute from Spencer B. King III
A great future does require a great past
The history of interventional cardiology is continually evolving with experience and clinical trials expanding the horizon with new clinical evidence. In order to evaluate new concepts, one must study and learn from the past, understand the knowledge gained from early pioneers and precursors, and then build upon their foundations.
In this section, join us on a virtual journey through time and discover the fascinating history of coronary angioplasty. Explore the timeline detailing key milestones, learn more about the pioneering spirit that led to these accomplishments and witness the evolution of education and interventional cardiology courses.
The knowledge of history enables us to better understand the present and to envision the future. Be part of it!
In 2017 we celebrate the 40 years of Angioplasty, highlighting the pioneering spirit of the early years of the field of interventional cardiology.
In this section you can enjoy a digital journey from the Past to the Future by taking a look at what has been accomplished in angioplasty over the past 40 years. Join the conversation about the history of angioplasty on Twitter by using the hashtag #Angio40!
Find out more about the book “The History of Coronary Angioplasty”, and how its author (interventional cardiologist Philippe Gaspard) came to be a first-hand witness to the early years of angioplasty
Philippe Gaspard, a firsthand witness of angioplasty’s early years, guides us through the field’s evolution based on the work of Andreas Grüntzig. Find out more about the book!