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dc.contributor.authorLim, Yean Leng-
dc.identifier.citationIntern Med J. 2012 Oct;42 Suppl 5:68-70en_US
dc.description.abstractInterventional cardiologists from China first arrived at the Epworth Hospital in Melbourne for training in percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty in 1988. Percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty was initially performed in China in 1981 in Xian. In those days, angioplasty balloons and catheters that were brought into China mainly by foreign experts were used repeatedly until they were broken. Dr. Antonio Colombo was invited to visit Beijing, China, in 1998 to demonstrate coronary stenting at the Chaoyang Hospital. By 2010, more than 300,000 cases of percutaneous coronary interventions (PCIs) had been performed throughout China. If the current rate of PCIs per population in the West was to be applied in China, more than 4 million PCIs should have been performed annually.en_US
dc.publisherRoyal Australasian College of Physiciansen_US
dc.subjectEpworth Hospital, Melbourne, Victoria, Australiaen_US
dc.subjectPercutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplastyen_US
dc.subjectPercutaneous Coronary Interventionsen_US
dc.subjectCoronary Stentingen_US
dc.subjectCardiology Educationen_US
dc.subjectCardiology Historyen_US
dc.subjectDr. Antonio Colomboen_US
dc.subjectCardiology Statisticsen_US
dc.subjectChaoyang Hospitalen_US
dc.subjectCardiology Methodsen_US
dc.titleThe 'Epworth-China connection'en_US
dc.typeJournal Articleen_US
dc.identifier.journaltitleInternal Medicine Journalen_US
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