Interventional cardiologists should revere few names for ever . . .
- Werner Forssman
- Masan Sones
- Andreas Gruentzig
- Sven-Ivar Seldinger
The other men in the above list gave us insight to enter the heart and do cardiac catheterization and selective angiograms
Ironically , the man who provided an easy access* to cardiovascular system from the periphery is less often remembered. Still , it is because of him millions of procedure are done every year .
Every cardiologist should read the life history of this great man.
*Previously all interventions are done in laborious arterial or venous cut down
How the invention came about ?
“It is a sudden attack of common sense” That is how seldinger described in his own words
Why not a Nobel prize for Seldinger’s sense which was so uncommon to others ?
If common sense has to be rewarded Nobel price , Seldinger’s would probably will rank first among all !