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Nina Starr Braunwald Cardiovascular Research Film Collection 1960-1965
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   Container / Location    Title
1 A-173
Canine Heart Surgery plus Mitral Valve and-or Mitral Valvulotomy, 11 Feb 1960; 18 Feb 1960
[Length: 150'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

Circulation in the dog's heart is monitored post-surgery. This film is on the same reel as Mitral Valve and-or Mitral Valvulotomy.

The valve is opened and cleared out in an attempt to create space within it. This film is on the same reel as Canine Heart Surgery.

Leader says Canine Heart Surg. Artif. Mitral Valve.

1 A-183
Artificial Mitral Valve, 15 June 1960
[Length: 100'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The heart valve pumps with the assistance of the pulse duplicator machine.

1 A-184
Aortic Valve, 17 Aug 1960
[Length: 60'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The heart valve pumps with the assistance of the pulse duplicator machine.

1 A-272
Artificial Heart Valves, 17 Aug 1960
[Length: 227'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The blood pumps through the replacement heart valve, and the valve is shown from another angle.

1 A-184; A-189
Aortic Valve, 22 Aug 1960
[Length: 100'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The aortic heart valve is pumping blood.

1 A-185
Artificial Heart Valve, 30 Aug 1960
[Length: 400'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The film depicts the pouring of a ceramic mold to form the shape of the valve as well as the brushing of adhesive onto the valve. The heart valve mold is formed, and stitches are attached. Some scenes show sketches of the heart and other chest organs. There is a comparison of pre-and post-operation heart beat monitoring. The valve is sewn into the heart but without a strong heartbeat.

Notes say that the copy is a duplicate negative and shows footage of the entire process of implanting the artificial valve and watching it pump. There may be a soundtrack that was not transferred with this collection.

1 A-193
Artificial Heart Valve, 2 Nov 1960
[Length: 30'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The artificial heart valve is depicted pumping shortly after surgery as the stitches around the valve are shown.

1 A-209
Mitral Valve, 18 Nov 1960
[Length: 60'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The mitral valve is shown pumping, likely shortly post surgery, as the tissue had not completely healed.

1 A-187
Defective Aortic Valve, Normal Mitral Valve, 22 Nov 1960
[Length: 325'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The aortic valve is shown from both sides. One of the sides of the valve has deteriorating tissue.

1 A-199
Artificial Mitral and Aortic Valve, 9 March 1961
[Length: 30'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The artificial valve is pumping after a completed surgery. The tissue surrounding the valve has begun to heal.

1 A-230
Artificial Heart Valve, 19 March 1962
[Length: 30'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The heart valve is shown pumping and then opening and closing.

1 A-235
Control of Hemorrhage Using Plastic Adhesive, 9 April 1962
[Length: 800'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

A bottle of Eastman 910 Monomer, a tissue adhesive, is used during this surgery. Levophed, which stimulates adrenergic receptors, is also applied to the incision. The heartbeat accelerates, then the opening is sealed. At the end of the film, the incision ruptures.

1 A-002
Control of Hemorrhage Using Plastic Adhesive, 9 April 1962
[Length: 533'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

This version is similar to film no. A-235, though it is longer. An incision is made, and Eastman 910 Monomer and Levophed are applied to help stanch bleeding. The film also show the testing of the adhesive.

Note on can says 5 minute copy.

1 A-282
Flex Tester for Pacemaker Wires, 18 April 1963
[Length: 100'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

Pacemaker wires are stretched and bounced at different speeds to see how they move and work while attached to a pacemaker and heart muscles.

Note on leader says original color and black and white.

1 A-145
Complete Replacement of the Aortic Valve with a Teflon Fabric Prosthesis, 1965
[Length: 513'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The thoracic cage is sawed open and blood is drained from the aortic valve. Circulation to the valve is restricted, damaged tissue is removed, and a new Teflon prosthesis, a ball valve model, is inserted. The ball valve is lowered into the chest, sewn in, and the chest cavity is closed.

Note states that the fiilm was produced by the Department of Health, Education, and Welfare and that it is a duplicate negative.

1 A-110
New Surgical Adhesive in Dogs Parts 1-3, 9 May 1965
[Length: 111'. Color, silent.]

3 reels.

Reel 1: There is an incision into an organ. Adhesive is applied to the top of the incision. The adhesive is then tested for its bonding ability. This film is related to "New Adhesive in Dogs" parts 2 and 3 but appears to be the complete version with no missing scenes.

Reel 2: Similar in content to part 1, though portions are dark and images obscured.

Reel 3: Appears identical to parts 1 and 2. There are missing scenes when the reel becomes dark.