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, prostheses and implants, blood vessel prosthesis, polyethylene terephthalates, aneurysm, aortic aneurysm, prosthesis implantation, Heart--Surgery, Prosthesis, Arteries, Arteries--Surgery, Dacron, Aneurysms, Vascular grafts, Arterial grafts, Arteries--Diseases, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, Denton A. Cooley (1920-2016), Don Macon, Meadox Medicals, John A. Ivy, Barbara E. Hyams, 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)


Discussion circa 1976 of uses for Cooley-Meadox double velour grafts with demonstration of use to replace major arteries. Steps to prepare and surgically implant graft are shown with three patients. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Barbara E. Hyams. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.