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European interventional cardiology: a global player

EuroIntervention 2011;7:304-306. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I3A53

Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton & Harefield Foundation Trust, London, United Kingdom
“Europe is only a geographical expression”. Metternich said the same about Italy after the defeat of Napoleon and the Vienna Congress closed the chapter on the Italian Republics (later Kingdoms). It was certainly true during two devastating world wars caused by hatred and rivalry among the European powers, but nowadays the biggest conflicts are the clashes between fans during the football cups. With a European Union created more than 50 years ago and a single currency (at least for most countries) for a decade, we may dismiss the statement as ungenerous, but we all know deep in our heart that there ...

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