Beall-Cromie Mitral Valve

Description
The Beall-Cromie is a caged-disc mitral valve coated with Teflon. it is similar in design to Charles Hufnagel's caged disk valve. In this model, the ring is large and the cage is flimsy. It was designed by Dr. Arthur Beall (1929-2002) of Baylor University College of Medicine and Harry Cromie, an engineer who was involved in designing the sutureless Magovern-Cromie valve. Beall worked with Dr. Michael DeBakey during his residency at Baylor.
Location
Currently not on view
Object Name
cardiology
artificial heart valve
Physical Description
teflon (valve material)
dacron (valve material)
Measurements
overall: 1.6 cm x 4 cm; 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
2015.0031.35
catalog number
2015.0031.35
accession number
2015.0031
serial number
L/M B836
subject
Cardiology
Prosthesis
Artificial Organs
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Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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