Posts Tagged ‘angioplasty’

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September 26th, 2013

Scrutinizing the PRAMI Trial of “Preventive Angioplasty”

Victor Montori offers his analysis of the PRAMI trial and the many ramifications of stopping an investigation early.


September 23rd, 2013

Selections from Richard Lehman’s Literature Review: September 23rd

This week’s topics include a randomized trial of preventive angioplasty in MI, aliskiren in patients with prehypertension, and otamixaban and ischemic events in NSTE-ACS.


March 14th, 2012

Angioplasty Pioneer Geoffrey Hartzler Dead at 65

Geoffrey Hartzler, a key figure in the development of interventional cardiology in the United States, has died from cancer at the age of 65. He was one of the first cardiologists to learn the technique of percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA) from its founder, Andreas Gruentzig. Hartzler then went on to perform the first angioplasty […]