The Life and Work of Andreas Grüntzig
Aims and Scope
A comprehensive historic documentation on Andreas Grüntzig, M.D. (1939-1985), who in 1977 pioneered coronary balloon angioplasty, the most common medical intervention in the world today. Grüntzig was nominated for the Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine in 1978.
- Historical information and documents published for the first time
- Personal accounts of Grüntzig’s former colleagues at the University of Zürich
- Newly discovered evidence on the history of transluminal coronary angioplasty
- Reflections on how Grüntzig mastered challenges and overcame obstacles