José Manuel Rivero Carvallo

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José Manuel Rivero Carvallo (1 April 1905, Tehuacán – 15 February 1993) was a Mexican cardiologist remembered for describing Carvallo's sign.


José Carvallo was born in Tehuacán, in the Mexican state of Puebla, in 1905. He studied initially at the [[ ]], then continued his studies in Paris with a scholarship granted by the French government, gaining his doctorate in 1932. He returned to Mexico in 1934 to practice cardiology. In 1944 he was a founding member of the National Institute of Cardiology of Mexico under Ignacio Chávez Sánchez.[1] He described the sign for which he is remembered in 1946.[2]

External links[edit]

José Manuel Rivero Carvallo at Who Named It?


  1. ^ Article at (Spanish)
  2. ^ Rivero-Carvallo JM. Signo para el diagnóstico de las insuficiencias tricuspideas. Archivos del Instituto de cardiologia de Mexico, 1946, 16: 531.