History of angioplasty

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!


PCR celebrating the 40 years of angioplasty

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!

We would like to thank our contributors for sharing their time and resources.

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Terumo and Abbott