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Catalog Number 98.0001.022
Object Name Heart Valve
Title Cutter Laboratories WADA-Cutter Hingeless Disc Heart Valve
Description Metal inner sewing ring surrounded by Teflon fabric ring. Titanium ring holds occluder (PTFE Halon) disc on one side with two metal struts. Disc pivots to expose about 3/4 of the hole. Looks just like a little toilet seat.
Collection Cardiology Research
Accession number 98.0001.022
Caption Cutter Laboratories WADA-Cutter Hingeless Disc Heart Valve
Catalog date 2002-08-02
Catalog type History
Provenance Accompanying label: "Hingeless central flow prosthesis with occluder on a fixed pivot. Thrombosis has occurred at these fixed points." This was the first prosthesis to have a pivoting, hingeless valve design. Designed by Dr. Juro Wada, Sapporro Medical College. In 1969, Dr. Denton Cooley used four of these vavles in the first total artifical heart implant.
Notes On exhibit in Clinical Center before donation.
Number of images 1
Updated 2014-03-18
Condition Excellent
Organizations NIH; CC, Surgical Wing
NIH; NCI, Surgery Branch
Buildings Building 10 ("CC" Warren Grant Magnuson Clinical Center)
NIH Property # none
Old NIH Property # none
Serial # none
People Orloff, Jack
Braunwald, Nina Starr
McIntosh, Charles L.
Wada, Juro
Morrow, Andrew G. "Glenn"