Author Biographical Info

Located within the Texas Medical Center in Houston, Texas, and founded in 1962 by renowned cardiac surgeon Dr. Denton Cooley, The Texas Heart Institute performed the first successful heart transplant and total artificial heart implant in the United States. Our physicians and surgeons remain recognized as worldwide leaders in the diagnosis and treatment of even the most complex cardiovascular conditions and The Texas Heart Institute has been ranked among the top cardiovascular centers in the United States by U.S. News & World Report for more than 30 years. Find out more at The Texas Heart Insitute.


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Publication Date(s)

circa 1974




Cardiology, thoracic surgery, prostheses and implants, aortic valve, prosthesis implantation, heart valve prosthesis, mitral valve, Heart valve prothesis, Heart valves--Surgery, Aortic valve, Mitral valve, Mitral valve--Surgery, Aortic valve--Surgery, Heart--Surgery, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, Denton A. Cooley (1920-2016), Frank M. Sandiford, Don C. Wukasch, George J. Reul, Sam H. Goodenough, Paul Kahn, Cutter Laboratories, Inc. (Berkeley, CA), Manfred Gygli, American Medical Film Service (Houston, TX), film (material by form) » 16mm (photographic film size), motion pictures (visual works), audiovisual materials, motion pictures (visual works) » sound films, motion pictures (visual works) » color films (visual works)


Demonstration circa 1974 of Cooley-Cutter prostheses for mitral and aortic valves and surgical replacement of the mitral and aortic valves with the protheses. The low-profile prosthesis has a Pyrolite carbon poppet in a double-cage titanium frame. Film has voice over narration and illustrations. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.


IC043 Texas Heart Institute Film Collection, AVF.IC043.003