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.

Publication Date

4-4-1969

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Identifier

AVF.IC043.270

Keywords

Cardiology, thoracic surgery, heart, artificial, heart transplantation, patients, heart failure, prostheses and implants, Heart--Surgery, Heart--Artificial, Heart--Transplantation, Heart--Transplantation--Patients, Heart failure, Prosthesis, Houston (TX), Texas Medical Center, Haskell Karp, 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)

Abstract

Footage of Liotta Total Artificial Heart console and interview with Haskell Karp, the first recipient of an artificial heart, as he wakes up 12 hours after surgery. The Liotta-Cooley Artificial Heart was designed to allow patients in heart failure to wait until a human heart was available for transplantation. See more at Texas Heart Institute Film Collection and its finding aid.

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