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 1980




Cardiology, thoracic surgery, hypothermia, induced, aneurysm, circulatory arrest, deep hypothermia induced, aorta, thoracic, aortic aneurysm, thoracic, prostheses and impants, polyethylene terephthalates, cardiopulmonary bypass, Heart--Surgery, Oxygenators, Aorta--Surgery, Abdominal aorta, Abdominal aorta--Surgery, Prosthesis, Hypothermia--Induced, Dacron, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, Denton A. Cooley (1920-2016), David A. Ott, O. Howard Frazier, William E. Walker, John A. Ivy, Bill Andrews, Don Macon, 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 1980 of repair of aneurysm transverse aortic arch. A pump oxygenator is used to induce hypothermia and a Dacron tube graft is inserted. Film has voice over by Don Macon and illustrations by Bill Andrews. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.


A public service presentation by the Medical Center National Bank, KHOU-TV mobile unit, black and white film.