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Patrick Washington Serruys: a view from across the Atlantic

EuroIntervention 2011;7:27. DOI: 10.4244/EIJV7I1A5

President Saint Joseph’s Heart & Vascular Institute, Professor of Medicine Emeritus, Emory University School of Medicine, Atlanta, GA, USA. Editor-in-Chief JACC: Cardiovascular Interventions
Patrick has always “accused” me of being among the most European of the American cardiologists. I don’t know if that is because I don’t own a gun or because I favour universal healthcare, and I don’t even know if it’s true. But I know Patrick to be, in some respects, American. It was his grandfather I believe who was a diplomat and for a while stationed in America that caused Patrick’s parents to bestow his first honour, his middle name “Washington”. In any case, my relationship with Patrick began in the early days of angioplasty ...

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