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.

Location: Currently not on view

Subject: CardiologyProsthesisArtificial Organs


See more items in: Medicine and Science: Medicine, Health & Medicine, Artificial Heart Valves


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Credit Line: Gift of Manuel VillafaƱa

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.0031.35Catalog Number: 2015.0031.35Accession Number: 2015.0031Serial Number: L/M B836

Object Name: cardiologyartificial 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


Record Id: nmah_1726290

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