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PCR - Sharing knowledge, experience and practice in cardiovascular interventional medicine.

The mission of PCR is to serve the needs of each individual patient by helping the cardiovascular community to share knowledge, experience and practice. Its activities cover a large spectrum, from the organisation of annual courses in Europe, Asia and the Middle East to editing a scientific journal, publishing textbooks as well as providing training sessions and online courses on thematic subjects. Courses are based on themes like Coronary Interventions, Hypertension and Stroke, Peripheral Interventions, Valvular Disease and Heart Failure.

The PCR Courses include: AfricaPCRAsiaPCR/SingLIVE, EuroPCR, GulfPCR-GIM, PCH (Practical Course on Hypertension), PCR-CIT China Chengdu Valves, PCR Clinical Research, PCR edu online, PCR Innovators Day, PCR London Valves, PCR Peripheral, PCR Seminars, PCR Tokyo Valves

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Teaching evolution: Jean Marco

Postgraduate learning refers to a specific form of education aiming to help healthcare professionals (HCP) to consolidate competence and learn about information in their field. It is associated with human interaction. Examining, questioning, and revising how learners construe, validate, and reformulate the meaning of their experience and how learners develop expectations based on their thought is key to achieving effective learning outcomes. The "fil rouge" is placing the learner at the very centre of the learning process.

For further reading, consult the EuroIntervention Journal article: Critical reflection on postgraduate learning: education through sharing

Watch the below video interviews with J. Marco, A. Spencer and M. Bréhèret about the teaching evolution.

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!

Celebration of the history of angioplasty - Calendar

The 40 years of angioplasty EXPO has gained an enormous popularity. To make it more accessible to the community of interventional cardiologist, it will travel online and arround the world.
This calendar provides a list of cardiology-related congresses, events and meetings that will be hosting the 40 years of angioplasty EXPO.

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Spotlight on 40 years of angioplasty

In 2017 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of angioplasty. As part of this celebration, PCR has chosen to launch a number of initiatives to commemorate which is surely one of modern medicine's greatest adventures.

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.

Authors :

Bernhard Meier

Global expansion of coronary angioplasty

Who performed the first coronary angioplasty in Japan? Who implanted the first stent in Iran? What about the first dilatation in Canada?

Find out all the answers on this world expanded map.

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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.

Authors :

Alain Cribier

The History of Coronary Angioplasty - the book

In 2017 we celebrate the 40th anniversary of angioplasty. As part of this celebration, PCR has chosen to launch a number of initiatives to commemorate which is surely one of modern medicine's greatest adventures. One of them is the production of a book - "The History of Coronary Angioplasty", tracing back what started as a "crazy idea" to what has since then saved countless lives. With this reference book, join us to investigate this gripping story and discover it as it unfolded... told by witnesses to those exciting times.

Philippe Gaspard, a firsthand witness of angioplasty’s early years, guides us through the field’s evolution based on the work of Andreas Grüntzig. Find out more about "A guide through the evolution of interventional cardiology".

You can now also enjoy a digital journey from the Past to the Future by taking a look at what have been accomplished in 40 years of angioplasty in the new website section focusing on the history of angioplasty

Thanks to the expo contributors