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It brings a unique sense of greatness and gratitude to hear the voice of the father of Interventional cardiology decades after his demise.

The invention he made has evolved so much. Though, Dr. Gruentzig didn’t live to see any of them, the genius in him predicted most of them. This Interview was recorded a year before his small plane, which he loved next only to his pet balloons, crashed on the Atlantic coast along with his wife. That is history.

This is how the news was reported across US media on October 29th, 1985. (Reconstructed, click over the pic for high resolution)

It was a fact, that he defied the warning and flew in the adverse weather, what many of us were unaware of was, that he wanted to rush to Emory, only to see a patient whom he had done a PTCA, a few days earlier, developed some complication. This makes his death all the more poignant (Ref Dr. H.V. Anderson )

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Here is a good account of the life history of Dr Gruentzig.  Link to the article 

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