• Editorial: Hans Brinker and the Silver Skates: A Story of How to Seal A Perforation

    The story of Hans Brinker is about a poor Dutch boy from the 19th century who, on a winter day, is on his way to a skating contest. The prize of this skating contest is a pair of new skates with silver blades, which will help him to buy food and medicine for his sick father. On his way to the skating contest, he passes a leaking dyke, which is about to flood the lower-situated Netherlands. By putting his finger into the hole of the dyke, he saves a large community from drowning and becomes the hero of the Dutch city of Haarlem. Although this story sounds typically Dutch, the book was actually written by an American author, Mary Mapes Dodge. Nevertheless, this story is all about ingenuity, swift and determined action, and saving lives, all of which is needed in treating coronary artery perforations (CAPs).

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    Cardiovascular Revascularization Medicine, April 2021, Volume 25, Pages 27-28

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    Read the full article on Science Direct: https://www.clinicalkey.com/#!/content/playContent/1-s2.0-S1553838921000099?returnurl=null&referrer=null

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