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40 years of Angioplasty in pictures

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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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

Worldwide PTCA Experience-Blackboard tally!

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

Eberhard Zeitler, Andreas Grüntzig and Charles Dotter at the Angiology Society Meeting in Köln 1975

Courtesy of Maria Schlumpf
Julio Palmaz and Richard Schatz work together at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1985

Julio Palmaz and Richard Schatz work together at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio in 1985

Courtesy of Julio Palmaz
John Simpson with his steerable system

John Simpson with his steerable system

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