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An interview with Professor Stephan Achenbach, Chairman ESC Congress Programme Committee 2016-2018

Chairman, Department of Cardiology, University of Erlangen, Erlangen, Germany

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Introduction

With our special emphasis on the 40th anniversary of the pioneering work of Andreas Gr├╝ntzig et al, EuroIntervention spoke to Professor Achenbach, Chairman 2016-2018 of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC) Congress Programme Committee, on his own reflections about this important celebration and the unique focus this year in Barcelona.

If you had to highlight one milestone in the history of interventional cardiology, which one would you choose and why?

I would say that there are really two milestones. The first coronary angiograms by Mason…

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