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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, vascular fistul, prostheses and implants, prosthesis implantation, coronary vessels, coronary artery disease, pediatrics, polyethylene terephthalates, Heart--Surgery, Coronary arteries, Coronary arteries--Abnormalities, Children--Surgery, Heart--Abnormalities--Surgery, Dacron, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, Grady L. Hallman, Denton A. Cooley (1920-2016), Gene K. Davis, Joachim Zwer, Herb Smith, Robin Hanson, Don Macon, Biological Film Center, 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 1965 of interruption of fistula and insertion of graft in pediatric patient with single coronary artery wrapping around the heart. Graft is a Dacron tube graft. Film has voice over narration by Don Macon and illustrations by Herb Smith and Robin Hanson. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.