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Orestes Fiandra

Orestes Alfredo Fiandra Cuculic, Uruguayan cardiologist (Montevideo 04 August 1921 – Montevideo 22 April 2011)

From Italian and Croatian descent 

 

Authored over 180 papers and 5 books


With Roberto Rubio performed the first long-term pacemaker to be successfully implanted on a human in the world (1960)


Developed self-anchoring electrode for permanent endocardial stimulation


Suggested a new shape for endocardial electrode


Developed an low threshold off electrode for cardiac pacemaker (1990)



PATENTS

Autofixation electrode

Implantable artificial heart for human use (1994)

With R. Suarez Antola an electrode for electric stimulation of living tissues



HONOURS

Member, New York Academy of Sciences