Cournand


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Cour·nand

(ko͝or′nănd, -nənd, kōōr-näN′), André Frédéric 1895-1988.
French-born American physician. He shared a 1956 Nobel Prize for developing cardiac catheterization.
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(94) Cournand A, Richards DW Jr, Bader RA, Bader ME, Fishman AP.
After reading his work, Cournand and Richards, two physicians working at Bellevue in New York, applied his technique to cardiopulmonary research which resulted in the trio sharing the Nobel Prize in Physiology in 1956 (1).
Nobel Prize winning investigators such as Andre Cournand (5) and Werner Forssmann (6) developed cardiac catheterisation and used transducers to accurately measure pressures throughout the circulatory system.