J INVASIVE CARDIOL 2008;20:E97-E101
Coronary angioplasty was not the first interventional procedure in cardiology (Table 1), but it clearly launched the discipline called interventional cardiology as we know it today.
Percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), as it is customarily called today, had a slow start. Three years into its existence, the world experience still totaled less than 1,000 interventions (Table 2). Andreas Grüntzig showed impressively and unmistakably ... continue reading about Frugal Coronary Angioplasty, Still an Option after 30 Years