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Patrick W. Serruys and the roots of PCR

EuroIntervention 2011;7:23-25. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I1A4

1. Chairman of PCR, Martres Tolosane, France; 2. CEO, Europa Organisation, Toulouse, France
Jean Marco

The first time I met Patrick Serruys was at a meeting organised by Paul G. Hugenholtz, one of the founders of the ESC and Emeritus Professor of Cardiology at the Erasmus Medical Centre, Rotterdam. Iremember some slight divergence of opinion on the treatment of myocardial infarction –specifically on the place of fibrinolysis as compared to PTCA– and I was immediately struck by how Patrick went right to the core of what was essential, arguing that it was important to completely analyse one strategy and finding a consensus on that strategy, rather than having multiple approaches. The next ...

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