1. The Socratic attic, where much of the future of the stent was hatched

    The Socratic attic, where much of the future of the stent was hatched

    Although he makes no claim to be a pioneer, Prof. Patrick Serruys, who recently retired as Chief of Interventional Cardiology at the Thoraxcenter, Rotterdam, and his colleagues have taken the simple idea of the stent to new heights, and in the process produced an original paper once every few days, reports Barry Shurlock PhD Once in a while medicine gets hold of a really big idea that opens up completely new approaches to treatment. Penicillin was one of these, and arguably, percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) was another. The 35 years since Andreas Grüntzig first opened a coronary vessel with ...

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