Cardiovascular Biomedical Research Unit, Royal Brompton Hospital & Harefield Trust, London, United Kingdom
In 1986 I became a member of the progenitor of the EAPCI, the ESC Working Group on Myocardial Ischaemia and Coronary Pathophysiology, presented by Patrick W. Serruys. In fact it was not an invitation, it was a diktat he made as the newly appointed Chairman of this WG to one of his Fellows. Unlike today, when it is enough for our Association that a candidate be an active interventional cardiologist, a fellow in training or a member of a national interventional society, at that time you were expected to be a scholar in the field to become a member. Either Patrick ...
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