Cournand catheter

a cardiac catheter with a single end hole; used for pressure measurement, usually in the right heart.

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  • COURNAND (A. F.) — COURNAND ANDRÉ FRÉDÉRIC (1895 1988) Biologiste et médecin américain d’origine française. Né à Paris, André Cournand entreprend des études scientifiques que la guerre interrompt. En 1919, il entre à la faculté de médecine de Paris; interne en 1925 …   Encyclopédie Universelle

  • Cournand , André Frederic — (1895–1988) French–American physician Cournand, the son of a Paris physician, was educated at the Sorbonne and, after serving in World War I, at the University of Paris where he finally obtained his MD in 1930. He then went to America for… …   Scientists

  • Cournand, André F. — ▪ American physiologist in full  André Frédéric Cournand   born Sept. 24, 1895, Paris, France died Feb. 19, 1988, Great Barrington, Mass., U.S.       French American physician and physiologist who in 1956 shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or… …   Universalium

  • Cournand, André F(rédéric) — born Sept. 24, 1895, Paris, Fr. died Feb. 19, 1988, Great Barrington, Mass., U.S. French born U.S. physician and physiologist. He shared a 1956 Nobel Prize with Dickinson W. Richards (b. 1895 d. 1973) and Werner Forssmann for discoveries on heart …   Universalium

  • History of invasive and interventional cardiology — The history of invasive and interventional cardiology is complex, with multiple groups working independently on similar technologies. While invasive and interventional cardiology is currently closely associated with cardiologists (physicians who… …   Wikipedia

  • Forssmann, Werner — born Aug. 20, 1904, Berlin, Ger. died June 1, 1979, Schopfheim, W.Ger. German surgeon. He shared with Andre Cournand and Dickinson W. Richards (1895–1973) a 1956 Nobel Prize for contributions to the development of cardiac catheterization. He used …   Universalium

  • cardiac catheterization — ▪ medical procedure  medical procedure by which a flexible plastic tube (catheter (catheterization)) is inserted into an artery or vein. It is used for injecting drugs for therapy or diagnosis, for measuring blood flow and pressure in the heart… …   Universalium

  • Werner Forssmann — Infobox Scientist name = Werner Forssmann box width = image width =150px caption =A bust of Werner Forßmann birth date = August 29, 1904 birth place = Berlin death date = June 1, 1979 death place = residence = citizenship = nationality = Germany… …   Wikipedia

  • Richards, Dickinson Woodruff — ▪ American physiologist born Oct. 30, 1895, Orange, N.J., U.S. died Feb. 23, 1973, Lakeville, Conn.       American physiologist who shared the Nobel Prize for Physiology or Medicine in 1956 with Werner Forssmann (Forssmann, Werner) and André F.… …   Universalium

  • Cardiac catheterization — (heart cath) is the insertion of a catheter into a chamber or vessel of the heart. This is done for both investigational and interventional purposes. Coronary catheterization is a subset of this technique, involving the catheterization of the… …   Wikipedia

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