Beall-Cromie Mitral Valve

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.
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Object Name
artificial heart valve
Physical Description
teflon (valve material)
dacron (valve material)
overall: 1.6 cm x 4 cm; 5/8 in x 1 9/16 in
ID Number
catalog number
accession number
serial number
L/M B836
Health & Medicine
Artificial Heart Valves
Artificial Organs
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Artificial Heart Valves
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center
Credit Line
Gift of Manuel Villafaña
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