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John E. Abele
Patient As Partner (1:03)
John Abele, Founder Chairman Boston Scientific, discusses the power of patients' participation in their own healthcare, as a partner with their physician
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The first PTCA balloon catheter
The First Coronary
Angioplasty (2:33)

A recounting of the first PTCA performed in 1977 by Andreas Gruentzig; as told by Bernhard Meier, the attending physician, and Adolph Bachman, the first patient!
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Paul Yock
Intravascular Ultrasound
and Early Stenting (:47)

In this short clip, Dr. Paul Yock, a pioneer of Intravascular Ultrasound imaging (IVUS) discusses how seeing the artery from inside the vessel greatly changed the way in which stents were deployed.
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The first PTCA balloon catheter
Werner Forssmann's "Self-Experiment" (2:11)
The story of Werner Forssmann's experiment on himself in 1929, one for which he was fired, but three decades later received the Nobel Prize in Medicine, as told by angioplasty pioneer, Richard K. Myler, MD,
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Mason Sones in cath lab
The Discovery of Coronary Arteriography (1:09)
How selective coronary imaging was first "discovered", almost by accident, is told here in the words of Mason Sones
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The first PTCA balloon catheter
Angioplasty in the Treatment of Heart Attack (3:02)
Dr. Geoffrey Hartzler retells the first time (1980) that he used angioplasty to stop a heart attack (acute myocardial infarction) which was in progress. This modality is now the treatment of choice.
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Andreas R. Gruentzig in his office at Emory
Complex Angioplasty (1:47)
Gruentzig on the subject of "complex angioplasty" which was, in September of 1985, a hotly debated topic. Concerned about how the envelope of interventional therapy was being pushed, Gruentzig offered these thoughts.
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Andreas R. Gruentzig in his office at Emory
Complications (1:28)
Taken from an interview with Andreas Gruentzig in September 1985, one month before a plane crash claimed his life; in this clip, Dr. Gruentzig discusses why the subject of complications is so important -- to him and to the patient.
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Andreas R. Gruentzig with his balloon catheter
The Ideal Catheter (2:01)
Gruentzig discusses the characteristics for "the ideal catheter", and makes some predictions about the future of interventional devices (from his 1985 interview). Required viewing for those in the profession who viewed him merely as a "balloon-a-tic".
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Discussion on Ethics and Devices
Devices, Ethics and Money:
20 Years Later (7:16)

A discussion about devices, money and ethics -- a look at how the interventional "industry" has changed over the past 20 years. This clip features medical pioneers and industry leaders Spencer B. King, Geoffrey Hartzler, David Auth, Richard Myler, William Cassarella and John Abele.
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Charles Dotter, the father of angioplasty
"Transluminal Angioplasty" (1:30)
A short excerpt from an early film (1964) by Charles Dotter, the visionary radiologist who invented the concept of and coined the word "angioplasty". Dr. Dotter narrates the film and uses humorous editing to expound what was at that time a radical concept.
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Interview with Jeffrey Isner
Recent Advances in
Gene Therapy
and Angiogenesis (2:58)

In this clip, taken from our exclusive interview, Dr. Jeffrey Isner of St. Elizabeth's Medical Center in Boston, MA discusses his ground-breaking work and recent results in gene therapy and angiogenesis in both the peripheral (leg) vessels and the coronary arteries.
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