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Andrew Glenn Morrow Cardiovascular Research Film Collection 1958-1969
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   Container / Location    Title
1 A-128
Pulmonary Stenosis or Heart Surgery-pul.stenosis, 9 July 1958
[Length: 500. Color, silent.]

2 reels.

Part 1: A segment of the pulmonary artery is pulled with a tool, and the artery is cut. A tube is inserted to drain the blood, and damaged tissue is removed.

Part 2: The patient is examined by the doctor following a surgery.

1 A-150
Supra-Valvular Aortic Stenosis, 17 July 1958
[Length: 400. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

Tissue is cut to expand surgical access. The aorta is opened and the valve drained. The valve is expanded to increase blood flow. Note on leader: too dark for use in composite film.

1 A-130
Heart Surgery--Project 4734, 17 July 1958
[Length: 600'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

Damaged tissue is removed and the heart is sewn back up.

1 A-152
Mitral Valvulotomy, 11 Dec 1958
[Length: 533'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

Tissue in the chest cavity is moved around, and circulation to the valve is restricted. The mitral valve is cut open, and the incision is later closed with stitches.

1 A-134
ASD/VSD--Heart surgery, 1959
[Length: 700'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

Can reads ASD-VSD (atrial septal defect/ventricular septal defect); film leader reads Heart Surgery. Part 1 (atrial septal defect): Less-oxygenated blood created as a consequence of the defect is drained from the heart, and damaged tissue is removed. The defect is stitched.

Part 2 (ventricular septal defect):The chest of another patient is opened, and the wall between ventricle chambers is repaired.

1 A-132
Closure A.S.D.-V.S.D., 26 Jan 1959
[Length: 400'. Color, silent.]

2 reels.

Repair of atrial septal defect and ventricular septal defect. No further detail on content available.

1 A-140
Ventricular Septal Defect, 1958
[Length: 1400'. Color, silent.]

2 reels.

Reel 1: The ventricle chambers of the heart are opened to repair the wall after removal of damaged tissue. Blood flow within the heart is tested before closing up the bottom of the heart. Enclosed label reads Work Print VSD, marked and partially cut for final version of VSD Heart Surgery. Contact print.

Reel 2: The torso is drilled and sawed open. Blood is drained, and a tube is inserted into the ventricle as an artery is stitched up. A ventricle is opened and an entire damaged valve removed. Stitches hold the remaining valves open, making a space for the insertion of the ball valve. An extended artificial valve is inserted to replace the atrium. Enclosed note reads Work Print VSD, marked for use in Heart Surgery Composite. Contact print.

2 A-133
Aortic Stenosis, 1958
[Length: 400'. Color, silent.]

3 reels.

The aortic valve is expanded, and tubes are inserted into the aorta so that blood will keep pumping. At the end, the artificial valve is shown.Enclosed note reads Reject Footage, aortic stenosis, for comp. film, opt. print.

2 A-147
Heart Pump, 1958
[Length: 1775'. Color, silent.]

11 reels.

Combined A-131, A-137, and A-147.

The parts of the heart pump are featured while a female clinician programs the machine. She points out gauges that monitor the functions of the heart. A red substance is shown flowing through the pump.

3 A-153
Mitral Stenosis Operation, 1958
[Length: 300'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The chest is cut open and surgical repairs to the mitral valve are shown.

3 A-136
Mitral Stenosis-Head O. Ausco, 1959
[Length: 400'. Color, silent.]

3 reels.

The atrial valve is cut open, and damaged tissue is removed. A small piece of the heart near the mitral valve is stitched closed. Enclosed label reads Mitral Stenosis, contact work print, marked for cutting original.

3 A-143
Ventricular Septal Defect, 1959
[Length: 800'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The camera pans to the doctors, associates, and machinery in the surgical suite.

Blood is extracted, and damaged tissue is excised from the ventricle. A valve is expanded, and the extracted blood is tested.

The film ends with images of the patient after surgery, and of the Clinical Center at NIH.

1 A-000
Installation of Artificial Aortic, Dr. Morrow, 11 Sept 1962
[Lenth: 600'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

Content details unknown.

3 A-001
Replacement of Aortic Valve with Starr-Edwards Ball Prosthesis, 1963
[Length: 555'. Color, silent.]

2 reels.

Marked roll A and roll B.

Roll A begins with title slide: Produced by Surgery Branch, National Heart Institute, National Institutes of Health.

3 A-139
Heart Surgery Composite or Heart Surgery Drs. Morrow & Gilbert 1959, 1959
[Length: 1000'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

Title slide reads The Correction of Valvular Pulmonic Stenosis. The aortic valve is cut and blood is drained. Tubes are stitched into the valve.

Title slide reads The Surgical Treatment of Ventricular Septal Defect. Surgeons slice the ventricle open, cut tissue out of it, and then suture.

Title slide reads The Treatment of Congenital Aortic Stenosis. The aortic valve is cleared, and tissue is excised.

3 A-142
Mitral Valve Surgery (Du Plessis Valve), 1960
[Length: 1000'. Color, silent.]

2 reels.

The mitral valve is cut open, and blood is drained. Damaged tissue is removed followed by suturing around the valve. The Du Plessis Valve is inserted. The prosthetic valve is tested to see if it is securely in place, and the valve and then heart are sutured.

4 A-144.1
Installation of the Aortic Heart Valve or "Heart Surgery-Aortic Valve 08/11/1962 or 09/11/1962", 1962
[Length: 800'. Color, silent.]

2 reels.

Tissue is removed from around the valve, and stitching around the valve keeps it open. A fabric replacement valve is inserted, and the incision is closed.

The sternum of the patient is opened, and circulation to the aortic valve is cut off. Sutures are attached to the perimeter of the valve, and the fabric replacement valve is inserted.

4 A-144.2
Installation of the Aortic Heart Valve or Replacement of the Aortic Valve with the Starr-Edwards Ball Prosthesis, 11 Sept 1962
[Length: 800'. Color, sound.]

2 reels.

A tube is placed in the aortic valve to extract and drain blood. Damaged tissue is removed. The doctor attaches the ball valve to the aortic valve.

In the soundtrack for the original and prints of Aortic Valve, Dr. Morrow concludes that the patient had "pure aortic regurgitation" with some calcification and possibly stenosis.

4 A-124
Replacement of the Mitral Valve with Starr-Edwards Ball Prosthesis-Artificial mitral valve-heart surgery mitral valve, 13 Sept 1962
[Length: 866'. Color, sound.]

4 reels.

The operation takes place from the side of the torso. Circulation to the mitral valve is halted and the valve drained. Dr. Morrow removes the damaged tissue at the pulmonary artery and conducts a lateral thoracotomy.

Damaged tissue is excised from the mitral valve, and the perimeter of the valve is stitched for the insertion of the Starr-Edwards Ball valve. Morrow states, "A better valve may be able to be produced with better research; this one is not ideal."

4 A-146
First Cardiac Operation in New Surgery Suite, 4 June 1963
[Length: 600'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

The patient's chest is cleaned and then cut open. Tissue is removed from the aorta and is replaced by an artificial valve.

5 A-126
Excision of Right Ventricular Myxoma, 13 Feb 1964
[Length: 503'. Color, silent.]

2 reels.

Roll A and roll B.

The chest is cut open, and the myxoma is removed.

5 A-120
Excision of Aortic Aneurysm or Aortic Aneurysm Dr. Morrow 12/16/1964, 1964-1965
[Length: 2500'. Color, silent.]

5 reels.

The patient's chest is opened, and the main artery is clamped. Blood is drawn from the valve, and the artificial ball valve prosthesis is inserted. The aortic valve is reattached. A neoplasm is removed from a heart. One portion depicts the cutting of a torso, stitching in the area, and an opening of the outer wall of the heart. (This footage could be from a different series. One can contains a note reading reject footage, pulmonic stenosis.)

4 A-125
Repair of Artificial Mitral Valve, 18 Nov 1962
[Length: 350'. Color, silent.]

2 reels.

The artificial mitral valve is cleaned and then sewn into place. The valve is inspected, and sutures are used to repair gaps in the tissue around the artificial valve.

4 A-90
Atrial Aneurysm, 1 June 1967
[Length per roll: 405'. Color, silent.]

3 reels.

A-roll, B-roll, work print.

Sutures are inserted around the heart to hold back the surrounding muscle. The camera pans to the heart pump machine and then the congenital right atrial aneurysm. The damaged part of the artery is excised.

4 A-226
Mitral Valve Wright/Morrow, 22 Sept 1960
[Length: 400'. Color, silent.]

1 reel.

A shot of the mitral valve with damaged tissue shows it pulsing. The chest has a replacement valve with stiches.