The Department of Cardiology, PGIMER, Chandigarh celebrated the anniversary of the first coronary angioplasty performed by Dr Andreas Gruntzig on September 16, 1977 on a 38 years old patient who continues to do well. Now a days coronary angioplasty is being performed all over the globe. With the improvement in technology the outcomes of this procedure have improved remarkable and its indications have increased manifold. It has helped in increasing the longevity and quality of life of many patients. The Advanced Cardiac Centre at PGIMER, Chandigarh is also providing state of coronary angioplasty services and has achieved the lowest mortality in acute cardiogenic shock and acute coronary syndrome.