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Canadian Journal of Cardiology

In Memoriam: Dr Jean G. Dumesnil

  • Philippe Pibarot
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    Corresponding author: Dr Philippe Pibarot, Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec, 2725 Chemin Sainte-Foy A2075, Québec, Québec G1V 4G5, Canada. Tel.: +1-418-656-8711 ×5938.
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    Institut Universitaire de Cardiologie et de Pneumologie de Québec/Québec Heart & Lung Institute, Laval University, Québec, Québec, Canada
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Published:January 17, 2023DOI:https://doi.org/10.1016/j.cjca.2023.01.011
      I am very saddened to report the loss of a pioneer, a giant in Canadian cardiovascular medicine and research, Dr Jean Gaston Dumesnil (Fig. 1) in December 2022. Jean’s passion for cardiovascular medicine, and particularly for echocardiography and valvular heart disease, was evident in his care to patients, his research, teaching, and mentoring. His contributions to cardiovascular health care are outstanding and recognized nationally and internationally. The discoveries and innovations that Jean accomplished during his amazing career has changed the clinical practice and his mentoring has been instrumental in the launch and development of the career of dozens of Canadian and international cardiologists.
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