Cardiology Experts

Guy Hugues Fontaine

Universite Pierre et Marie Curi


Guy Hugues Fontaine has made 16 original contributions in the design and the use of the first cardiac pacemakers in the early 60s. He has serendipitously identified arrhythmogenic right ventricular dysplasia (ARVD) during his contributions to antiarrhythmic surgery in the early 70s. He has developed the technique of fulguration to replace surgery in the early 80s. He has been one of the 216 individuals who have made a significant contribution to the study of cardiovascular disease since the 14th century and one of the 500 greatest geniuses of the 21st century. He has 900+ publications including 201 book chapters. He is a Reviewer of 21 scientific journals both in basic and clinical science. He has developed new techniques of hypothermia for neurologic brain protection in out-of-hospital cardiac arrest (OHCA), stroke and spinal cord injury. He has recently invented a high-tech device which can be considered as the ultimate in palliative care.

Research Interest

Aantiarrhythmic surgery, cardiovascular disease


  • Atrial dysplasia and the high frequency of atrial fibrillation in ARVD patients

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