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40 years of Angioplasty in pictures

40 years of Angioplasty in pictures

EuroPCR 2017 will celebrate the 40 years of Angioplasty next May, with the creation of a temporary exposition retracing the major milestones of the field’s evolution, and highlighting the pioneering spirit of the early years.
Because an image is worth 1,000 words, get a taste of the Expo with the images below, revealed each week until the expo opens!

Join in the conversation on Twitter, use the hashtag #angio40 if you are tweeting about this subject!

Don’t forget to check the updates on the Celebration Programme at EuroPCR.

The kitchen table where Andreas Gruentzig designed and prepared the first balloons at home!

The kitchen table where Andreas Gruentzig designed and prepared the first balloons at home!

Balloon Catheters: from concept to reality

Balloon Catheters: from concept to reality

  1. Dotter’s catheter
  2. Fogarty’s balloon
  3. Portsmann’s corseted balloon
  4. Gruentzig’s first balloon idea 1971
  5. Gruentzig’s first peripheral balloon 1974

Copyright Philippe Gaspard

“Did you see the crazy man with the dog poster? This will never work!" AHA - Courtesy of Maria Schlumpf

“Did you see the crazy man with the dog poster? This will never work!" AHA

Andreas Gruentzig’s second teaching course in Zurich 1979. Recognize anyone?! Courtesy of Maria Schlumpf

Andreas Gruentzig’s second teaching course in Zurich 1979. Recognize anyone?!

Courtesy of Maria Schlumpf

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