On Sept. 16, 1977, 38-year-old Dolf Bachmann became the first patient to undergo balloon angioplasty. Now 68 years old, Bachmann describes himself "in excellent condition, free of complications and happy all around." Having sold a business that he built over 25 years, he says he enjoys an "excellent life." "My hobbies are hiking, Nordic walking, skiing, working in my garden and playing cards."
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