Beall Surgitool Mitral Valve

Description (Brief)
This 29.2mm Beall Surgitool Mitral Valve has a free floating titanium disk held in place by two struts. The titanium base is covered in Dacron velour. The Beall mitral valve was developed about 1960 by Dr. Arthur C. Beall, Jr. (1929-2002). Beall received his medical degree in 1953 from Emory University, and did his residency at Baylor from 1954-1959 under Dr. Michael DeBakey. Beall was a Michael E. DeBakey Legacy of Leadership honoree.
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart valve
date made
after 1967
Beall, Arthur C.
Travenol Laboratories Inc.
Physical Description
dacron (overall material)
teflon (overall material)
titanium (overall material)
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 in x 3 in; 3.175 cm x 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm
overall: 1.6 cm x 3.5 cm; 5/8 in x 1 3/8 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
serial number
BS 4129
model number
catalog number
accession number
Artificial Heart Valves
Health & Medicine
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Artificial Heart Valves
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Leona R. Leonard
Publication title
Baylor College of Medicine Department of Surgery
Publication author
Baylor College of Medicine
Publication URL

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