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Interventional cardiology’s golden age of publishing

EuroIntervention 2017;13:39-41. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV13I1A4

Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA; Editor-in-Chief, JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, Atlanta, GA, USA

As I complete my 10-year term as editor-in-chief of JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions, I will reflect on this period when the opportunities to publish good work rose to new heights and when that opportunity was a major factor in stimulating good work. I will also praise the collaborative spirit that has resulted in “good globalisation” of this, still young, subspecialty.

One might divide interventional cardiology into four 10-year eras. The first, from 1977 to 1987, I will call the birth and childhood. We were very excited after Andreas Grüntzig delivered this infant but we could barely crawl, and the early ...

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