The impact of Dr. Rashkind on the development of interventional cardiology

  • M. Vogel
  • K. Bühlmeyer
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During the past 8 years the pediatric cardiac catheterization laboratory has changed from a purely diagnostic facility to a therapeutic laboratory, where an increasing number of congenital cardiac abnormalities are treated. This trend originated 25 years ago, when Dr. Rashkind introduced the balloon septostomy technique to palliate critically ill newborns with transposition of the great arteries [26]. Prior to that, Dotter had initiated therapeutic catheterization procedures in adult medicine, when he achieved the first successful transluminal dilatation of peripheral artery obstruction in 1964 [4].


Patent Ductus Arteriosus Atrial Septal Defect Balloon Dilatation Balloon Aortic Valvuloplasty Balloon Valvuloplasty 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Vogel
    • 1
    • 2
  • K. Bühlmeyer
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of PediatricsGerman Heart CenterMunichGermany
  2. 2.Department of PediatricsDeutsches HerzzentrumMünchen 2Germany

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