Jean Lenègre (1904 – 1972) was a French cardiologist.
Professor of Experimental Pathology and Professor of Clinical Cardiology at the Faculty of Medicine in Paris. He also played a founding role in The European Society of Cardiology. Author of more than 600 publications across a wide spectrum in the field of cardiology.
Pioneer of right heart catheterisation using a ureteric catheter and improvised radiological control (1943), electrocardiography, pathologies of the bundle of His, and coronary artery disease
Variably affiliated with Lenègre-Lev disease
- Born March 25, 1904 in Paris
- 1927 -Appointed medical intern
- 1936 – Head of pathological anatomy at the cardiology centre Broussais Hospital
- 1937 – Médecin des Hôpitaux (“hospital doctor”)
- 1939-40 Military service
- 1940-49 Worked at Lariboisiere Hospital
- 1949 – Head of the cardiology department at Boucicaut Hospital, Paris
- 1950 – First vice-president of The European Society of Cardiology (one of three)
- 1952 – Professor of Experimental Pathology, Faculty of Medicine, Paris
- 1960-64 President of The European Society of Cardiology
- 1965– Professor of Clinical Cardiology, Boucicaut Hospital
- Died 9 February 1972
Lenègre-Lev disease (1964)
Acquired complete heart block. Fibrous transformation progressive and slow, of degenerative origin, of the two branches of the bundle of His, resulting in progressive conduction disorders:
- block of branch with or without hemibloc of the opposite side
- then complete, paroxysmal then permanent block of auriculoventricular (disease of Adams-Stokes).
1964 – Jean Lenègre, of the Hopital Boucicaut in Paris, described progressive fibrosis of the ventricular conduction system in a series of articles published in French in the 1950s; his first and major reference in English appeared in 1964 [PMID 14153648]
- Lenègre J, Coblentz B, Himbert J. L’auscultation cardiaque. 1957
- Lenègre J. Contribution à l’étude des blocs de branche [comportant notamment les confrontations électriques et histologiques] Contribution to the study of branch blocks. Paris 1958
- Lenègre J. Cardiopathies par athérosclérose coronarienne. La Revue du praticien. T. 8. N° spécial, 25 mai 1958
- Lenègre J. Moreau P. Le bloc auriculo-ventriculaire chronique. Etude anatomique, clinique et histologique. Archives des maladies du coeur et des vaisseaux. 1963;56: 867-888.
- Lenègre J. Etiology and pathology of bilateral bundle branch block in relation to complete heart block. Prog Cardiovasc Dis 1964;6:409-444. [Lenègre-Lev disease]
- Lenègre J. Maladies de l’appareil cardio-vasculaire. Collection médico-chirurgicale à révision annuelle 1968 (36)
- Bedford E. Jean Lenègre 1904-1972. Br Heart J. 1972; 34(8): 858
- Turiaf J. Eloge: Jean Lenègre (1904-1972). Bulletin of the National Academy of Medicine. 1973/01 (T157, N1):36-48
- TrotouxJ, Germain MA. L’hôpital Boucicaut Une histoire centenaire. Histoire des sciences médicales. 2008;XLII(4):403-410
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