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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)


Autofixation electrode

Implantable artificial heart for human use (1994)

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


Member, New York Academy of Sciences