Category: angioplasty

Angioplasties Increase in Number and Rate

According to Wikipedia, angioplasty was first described in 1964 by Dr. Charles Dotter and successfully used in a clinical setting in 1977 by Dr. Andreas Gruentzig. It was widely seen as a much less invasive and traumatic alternative to bypass surgery. We first regularized collection of data on angioplasties with our 1994 Hospital Discharge Survey , published as Read More >

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