How to become an Andreas Grüntzig in the 21st century
The contributions of Andreas Grüntzig to modern medicine are huge, though it may be argued that serendipity accounted for a significant part of his success. He came to Zürich to be a disciple of Robert Hegglin, an internist. Hegglin died shortly after Grüntzig’s arrival, obliging him to find a substitute tutor in the person of Alfred Bollinger, an angiologist, whose diagnostic skills he quickly acquired.
Commemorating the 15-year anniversary of TAVI: insights into the early stages of development, from concept to human application, and perspectives
A. Cribier. shares his experience of cardiac catheterisation in the early 1970s and follow the fascinating evolution of the technology over the past 40 years.
His master’s art, Andreas Grüntzig’s approach to performing and teaching coronary angioplasty
Andreas Roland Grüntzig (1939-1985) was an accomplished clinician and an astute scientist. He was also a practical man endowed with dexterity, smartness, and common sense.
What is it to become an octogenarian 40 years after the first angioplasty?
In 1985, four pioneers, Charles Dotter, Melvin Judkins, Mason Sones, and Andreas Grüntzig died in the same year. They have probably opened a wonderful diagnostic and interventional suite together in heaven.
40 years of angioplasty – remembering patients and pioneers
Less than a century ago, no doctor would dare to touch a human heart. Only five decades ago, the basic therapy for a heart attack was to lie down and bear it.