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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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Cardiology, thoracic surgery, heart atria, heart defects, congenital, cor triatriatum, cardiopulmonary bypass, pediatrics, Heart--Surgery, Children--Surgery, Heart--Abnormalities--Surgery, Oxygenators, Heart atrium, Congenital heart disease


Demonstration from 1970 of surgery to correct cor triatriatum in a pediatric patient. Diaphragm is excised using cardiopulmonary bypass. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Herb Smith and Robin Hanson. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.