ATS Medical Sales Sample Kit

Description (Brief):

This black nylon salesman’s kit containing ATS artificial heart valves belonged to the donor Manuel “Manny” Villafaña. The items contained within the kit include: Villafaña’s business cards, a Hemashield® double velour vascular graft model manufactured by MeadoxMedicals Inc., a pivot design model, 3 demonstration valves one of which is a suture/sewing ring, 2 valve inserters (one aortic, one mitral), 2 standard and AP sizers, 3 tissue anulus plates, 2 plastic models of the bileaflet design, one extra end pieces for valve holders, and 2 metal tools called "Reusable Handles" which have flexible heads and screw into part of mitral/aortic holders for implantation during surgery.

Description (Brief)

Also included are three ATS Medical pamphlets, which include the CE Mark (Commission European) clinical results, ATS Medical Open Pivot™ Valve, and Scientific Presentations. At the time the pamphlets were printed (1995 -1996) ATS valves were not available in the United States.

Description (Brief)

ATS Medical was founded in 1992 by Manny Villafaña and acquired by Medtronic Inc. in April 2010.

Date Made: ca 1992

Maker: ATS Medical

Location: Currently not on view

Place Made: United States: Minnesota, Minneapolis

Subject: CardiologyProsthesisArtificial Organs


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


Exhibition Location:

Credit Line: Gift of Manuel Villafaña

Data Source: National Museum of American History

Id Number: 2015.0031.55.01Catalog Number: 2015.0031.55.01Accession Number: 2015.0031

Object Name: cardiologyartificial heart valve sales sample kit

Physical Description: nylon (container material)paper (business cards material)metal (valve material)plastic (valve material)Measurements: case: 8.5 cm x 29.7 cm x 19.5 cm; 3 11/32 in x 11 11/16 in x 7 11/16 in


Record Id: nmah_1756983

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