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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circa 1966




Cardiology, thoracic surgery, prostheses and implants, prosthesis implantation, aortic aneurysm, abdominal, aortic aneurysm, aneurysm arteries, cardiopulmonary bypass, polyethylene terephthalates, anastomosis, surgical, Heart--Surgery, Oxygenators, Dacron, Prosthesis, Aneurysms, Abdominal aneurysm, Aortic aneurysms, Arteriovenous anastomosis, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, Denton A. Cooley (1920-2016), Grady L. Hallman, Robert D. Bloodwell, Victor Durant, Joachim Zwer, Barry Baker, Herb Smith, Paulette Wells, 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 1966 of septectomy to treat muscular subaortic stenosis in two patients. Pump oxygenators are used. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Barry Baker and Herb Smith. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.