40 years of Angioplasty in pictures
In 2017 we celebrate the 40 years of Angioplasty, highlighting the pioneering spirit of the early years of the field of interventional cardiology.
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- For an extensive review of the history of angioplasty, consult angioplasty.org
- Review in EuroInterventionJournal: 40 years of angioplasty – remembering patients and pioneers
The kitchen table where Andreas Gruentzig designed and prepared the first balloons at home!
Balloon Catheters: from concept to reality
- Dotter’s catheter
- Fogarty’s balloon
- Portsmann’s corseted balloon
- Gruentzig’s first balloon idea 1971
- Gruentzig’s first peripheral balloon 1974
Copyright Philippe Gaspard
“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
Worldwide PTCA Experience-Blackboard tally!
Gruentzig Zurich Course, August 1980
Eberhard Zeitler, Andreas Grüntzig and Charles Dotter at the Angiology Society Meeting in Köln 1975
Julio Palmaz and Richard Schatz work together at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1985
John Simpson with his steerable system