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 1976




Cardiology, thoracic surgery, coronary artery bypass, coronary vessels, prostheses and implants, angioplasty, balloon, coronary, cardiopulmonary bypass, hypothermia, heart failure, polyethylene terephthalates, sutures, Heart--Surgery, Prosthesis, Oxygenators, Sutures, Suturing, Dacron, Congestive heart failure, Coronary artery bypass, Angioplasty, Transluminal angioplasty, Hypothermia, Induced, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, E. Ross Kyger III, John C. Norman, Denton A. Cooley (1920-2016), Don Macon, Avco Corporation, John A. Ivy, 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 of technique to treat high risk patients needing coronary artery bypass. Preoperative balloon support with Dacron graft and topical hypothermia are used. Film has voice over by Don Macon and illustrations. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.