Thirtieth anniversary of the first coronary artery angioplasty

The Nov. 1, Penn State Hershey Heart and Vascular Institute grand rounds lecture recognizes a significant milestone in the history of cardiac care at the Medical Center. On November 1, 1980, David Leaman and Joseph Babb -- both associate professors of medicine in the Division of Cardiology at that time -- performed the first procedure at Penn State Hershey Medical Center to treat blocked coronary arteries outside of the operating room. The procedure was a percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty.

On Monday, Nov. 1, members of the Medical Center and College of Medicine communities are invited to join cardiologists Leaman and Babb, along with cardiothoracic surgeons William Peirce and John Waldhausen, to celebrate this ground breaking procedure and learn more about the history of cardiac care at the Medical Center.

This grand rounds lecture will be held at 4 p.m. in the Junker Auditorium.

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Last Updated January 09, 2015