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.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart valve
valve
cardiology
date made
after 1967
inventor
Beall, Arthur C.
maker
Travenol Laboratories Inc.
Physical Description
dacron (overall material)
teflon (overall material)
titanium (overall material)
Measurements
overall: 1 1/4 in x 3 in x 3 in; 3.175 cm x 7.62 cm x 7.62 cm
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
2007.0106.10
serial number
BS 4129
model number
105
catalog number
2007.0106.10
accession number
2007.0106
subject
Cardiology
Medicine
Prosthesis
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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