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Alberto Carlos Taquini

Alberto Carlos Taquini Castiglioni, Argentine medical researcher (Buenos Aires 06 December 1905 – 04 March 1998)
 
 
Authored 350 scientific papers mainly on cardiology and arterial hypertension
 
 

With L.F. Leloir, J.C. Fasciolo, J.M. Muñoz and E. Braun Menendez discovered angiotensin and described enzymatic nature of rennin-angiotensin system and its relationship to arterial hypertension

With J.M. Muñoz, J.C. Fasciolo & L.F. Leloir. Hypertensin: the substance causing renal hypertension. Nature 144:980, 1939
 

Proposed universal thoracic heartbeat (Arrillaga-Davobe sign) as a diagnostic way of retro cardiac aorta aneurisms 

With F. C. Arrillaga. Battement thoracique universal: nouvel element de diagnostic pour les anévrismes de l’aorte retrocardiaque (1933) 

 
 

METHODS   

Ideated original techniques of intraesophagic electrocardiography 
 
With J.C. Fasciolo. Metodo para el reconocimiento de pequeñas quantidades de renina. Rev. Soc. Arg. Biol. (1947)
 
With J.M. Muñoz, E. Braun-Menendez, J.C. Fasciolo & L.F. Leloir. Metodo para la medición de la renina humana. Rev. Soc. Arg. Biol. 19:321-31, 1943
 
 

HONORS  

Honorary Member, American College of Physicians, American Heart Association, American Physiological Society, Cardiology Society of Belgium, Cardiology Society of France, International Academy of Medicine
 

President, World Heart Federation (1954-62) and International Council of Hypertension (1954-68)