The great reward for practicing interventional cardiologists is the ability to help patients live longer as well as to reduce their symptoms and improve their quality of life.1
These objectives have been central since Gruentzig performed the first percutaneous balloon angioplasty in 1977.2 In an effort to demonstrate the safety and effectiveness of angioplasty, Gruentzig and other pioneers focused their initial studies on carefully selected patients with rigorous longitudinal follow-up.3,4 Gruentzig selected patients with less complex coronary stenosis, often single-vessel disease, to perform the “proof-of-concept” initial evaluation of angioplasty.5 These studies validated the concept that angioplasty relieved angina for patients with coronary stenosis.
Some tools below are only available to our subscribers or users with an online account.
Download citation file:
Web of Science® Times Cited: 1
Customize your page view by dragging & repositioning the boxes below.
More Listings atJAMACareerCenter.com >
Enter your username and email address. We'll send you a link to reset your password.
Enter your username and email address. We'll send instructions on how to reset your password to the email address we have on record.
Athens and Shibboleth are access management services that provide single sign-on to protected resources. They replace the multiple user names and passwords necessary to access subscription-based content with a single user name and password that can be entered once per session. It operates independently of a user's location or IP address. If your institution uses Athens or Shibboleth authentication, please contact your site administrator to receive your user name and password.