Korotkov sounds are the sounds that medical personnel listen for when they are taking blood pressure using a non-invasive procedure. They are named after Dr. Nikolai Korotkov , a Russian physician who discovered them in ,  when he was working at the Imperial Medical Academy in St. Petersburg , the Russian Empire. The sounds heard during measurement of blood pressure are not the same as the heart sounds that are due to vibrations inside the ventricles that are associated with the snapping shut of the valves.
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