Beall Surgitool Mitral Valve

Description (Brief)
This 34.2mm Beall Surgitool Mitral Valve is 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 by Dr. Arthur C. Beall, Jr. (1929-2002) around 1960. 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 inducted into the Michael E. DeBakey Legacy of Leadership honoree.
Currently not on view
Object Name
artificial heart valve
date made
after 1967
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: 2 cm x 4.2 cm; 13/16 in x 1 5/8 in
place made
United States: Pennsylvania, Pittsburgh
ID Number
model number
serial number
BS 8099
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

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