Institut de France recognizes father of cardiovascular endocrinology, who changed heart research forever

When medical visionary Dr. Adolfo de Bold demonstrated that the heart not only acts as a pump but also has an endocrine function, he turned the cardiovascular research world on its head. Three decades later, his transformative discovery has earned him the 2014 Grand Prix scientifique Lefoulon-Delalande from the Institut de France, considered the world’s most prestigious prize for cardiovascular research.

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