Open Access Case Report

40 Years of Angioplasty in Zurich; we Keep Having Flashbacks to the First-in-Human Coronary Angioplasty!

Nooraldaem Yousif and Robert Manka*

Department of Cardiology, University Heart Center at University Hospital Zurich, Switzerland

Corresponding Author

Received Date: July 10, 2019;  Published Date: July 12, 2019


78 years old gentleman diagnosed as non-ST-segment elevation acute coronary syndrome (NSTE-ACS). The Culprit lesion was a mid left anterior descending artery (LAD) stenosis (arrow A), a similar lesion to the first in-man coronary angioplasty which was performed at the same cardiac center (University Heart Center Zurich) (arrow B) exactly the same day (arrow C) 40 years back (16th September 1977) by Dr. Andreas R. Grüntzig! This time the lesion was treated with drug-eluting stent (arrow E) that considered a gold standard now. Another mind-blowing coincidence is that our patient was born in 1939 (arrow D), likewise Dr. Grüntzig and Mr. Bachman (the first angioplasty patient)!

Keywords:Angioplasty; PTCA; NSTE-ACS; LAD

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