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October 2004: just after first LAA implantation in Poland!

About Polimed

During 80 years that passed since the first cardiac catheterisation* we have witnessed an explosive development of procedural techniques and devices that allowed than to happen.

The technique developed by Andres Gruntzig in mid 70's of 20th century saved lives of thousands of patients.
New generations of coronary balloons and stents change the safety and efficacy of PTCA procedures. The latest evolution, introduction of Biomatrix DES releasing priopriatary Biolimus-A9 drug from biodegreadeable polimer proved significant reduction of mortality among high-risk/high SyntaxScore/ patients.

In the section "Hypothermia/IVTM" you can learn more about emerging field of therapeutic hypothermia/ intravascular temperature management. The therapeutic hypothermia has become a standard of post-cardiac arrest care according to ERC 2010 guidelines. Very few know that it's one of the top life saving procedures: every 6 of it's applications result in one saved life.  

Rapidly emerging field of neurointervention is full of revolutionary devices saving lives of stroke victims. New products and new technologies of treating stroke-related atrium fibrillation are emerging and enter clinical practise.

While reading about these great technologies don't forget that the most effective tools to prevent MI and stroke are in hands of everyone of us! Your doctor can advise you how to prevent MI and stroke...

Have a good reading!

* The first cardiac catheterisation was performed by Werner Forssmann in 1929. Dr. Forssmann introduced a catheter to right atrium of his heart and - after walking(!) over to X-ray lab -  documented this with an X-ray picture. He was fired soon after publishing information about this procedure. In 1956 for this achievement he received a Nobel Prize together with Andre Cournand and Dickinson Richards.