figure 53

Right anterior oblique coronary arteriogram of the first patient who underwent the first transluminal coronary angioplasty on September 16, 1977 (left) by Andreas R. Gruentzig, M.D., and on September 16, 1987 (right). During this 10-year period, the patient remained completely asymptomatic and the arteriogram at 10 years showed no narrowing in the coronary arteries.

Douglas, Jr., J.S., M.D., King, III, S.B., M.D., Techniques of Percutaneous Transluminal Angiopasty and Atherectomy of the Coronary Arteries, The Hurst's The Heart, 8th ed., p 1346.

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