Posts Tagged ‘Gruentzig’

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 […]