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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, pediatrics, heart defects, heart septal defects, cardiopulmonary bypass, heart septal defects, ventricular, sutures, prostheses and implants, polyethylene terephthalates, Heart--Surgery, Children--Surgery, Heart--Abnormalities--Surgery, Congenital heart disease, Heart septum--Abnormalities, Oxygenators, Prosthesis, Dacron, Denton A. Cooley (1920-2016), Don C. Wukasch, Frank M. Sandiford, Frank M. Galioto, Charles C. Mullins, Dan G. McNamara, Don Macon, Eli Lilly and Company, 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 from 1973 of surgery to correct ventricular septal defect using a polyester Dacron cloth patch. A pump oxygenator with Cooley Sherwood bag is used. Film has voice over by Don Macon and illustrations. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.