This post is courtesy of Burts Stent Blog Ths is an excellent article about Dr Charles Dotter who performed the first angioplasty 50 years ago this year. Please Read to the end its very interesting.
Dr. Charles T. Dotter, a radiologist in Portland, Oregon, performed the first angioplasty 50 years ago this year. But contrary to popular opinion it wasn’t in the heart; it was in the leg.
An 82-year-old woman was suffering from severe pain in her left foot because of blocked circulation in her leg. Her toes had become gangrenous and she had a non-healing ulcer. The physicians at Oregon Health Sciences University recommended Amputation but the woman refused. click the link below to read the full article
Find the rest of the article on Burts Stent Blog .