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- Received April 2, 2009
- Revision received May 26, 2009
- Accepted June 1, 2009
- Published online December 1, 2009.
- Albert V.G. Bruschke, MD⁎,
- William C. Sheldon, MD†,⁎ (, )
- Earl K. Shirey, MD† and
- William L. Proudfit, MD†
- ↵⁎Reprint requests and correspondence:
Dr. William C. Sheldon, Cleveland Clinic Foundation, Emeritus Office, 3050 Science Park Drive, Beachwood, Ohio 44122
The first “selective” coronary arteriogram was made 50 years ago by Dr. F. Mason Sones at the Cleveland Clinic. Soon afterward coronary arteriography was developed as a diagnostic method suitable for widespread clinical application. This method has revolutionized our understanding of coronary artery disease and has become the basis for selecting and evaluating therapeutic interventions. This Viewpoint commemorates the achievements of the pioneers of coronary arteriography, the difficulties they encountered, and their impact on the development of modern cardiology. Developments during the last half century and prospects for the future are discussed in historical perspective
- Received April 2, 2009.
- Revision received May 26, 2009.
- Accepted June 1, 2009.
- American College of Cardiology Foundation
- The First “Selective” Coronary Arteriogram
- Earlier Attempts to Visualize the Coronary Arteries
- The Early Development of Selective Coronary Arteriography and What We Learned From the First Visualizations of the Coronary Arteries
- Early Therapeutic Consequences
- Later Developments in Coronary Arteriography
- Limitations of Coronary Arteriography and the Merits of Complementary Invasive Investigations
- Will Coronary Arteriography Eventually Become Obsolete?