Historical account: Cardiovascular interventional radiology

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The authors review the birth of interventional radiology (IR) and the origins of IR’s major interventional vascular procedures based on personal memories refreshed by review of early IR literature. These procedures include percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) with coaxial catheters and balloon catheters, vascular stenting, endovascular stent-grafting, selective thrombolysis, therapeutic vascular occlusion, and transjugular intrahepatic portosystemic shunt (TIPS). Illustrations include some early cases of interventional vascular procedures and pictures of some interventional pioneers.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationCatheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions: A Knowledge-Based Approach
PublisherSpringer Berlin Heidelberg
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783642276767, 9783642276750
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2013


ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Medicine(all)

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Keller, F. (2013). Historical account: Cardiovascular interventional radiology. In Catheter-Based Cardiovascular Interventions: A Knowledge-Based Approach (pp. 15-26). Springer Berlin Heidelberg. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-27676-7_2