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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, prostheses and implants, aortic valve, oxgenators, membrane, cardiopulmonary bypass, polyethylene terephthalates, prosthesis implantation, Heart--Surgery, Heart valve prothesis, Heart valves--Surgery, Oxygenators, Aortic valve, Dacron, David A. Ott, Paul C. Gillette, Chris Trevis, Thomas A. O'Lenick, James DeLeon, Peter Traylor, Paul Eide, Medtronic, 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 1968 of Cooley-Liotta-Cromie prosthesis for aortic valve and surgical replacement of the aortic valve with the prosthesis. Prosthesis is a titanium ball in Dacron velour covered prosthesis for aortic valve replacement. The film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.