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BD Bard-Parker Box of 10 Heimlich Chest Drain Valves 373460 NOS

2.00 LBS

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Box of 10 each Heimlich Chest Drain Valves from BD Bard-Parker. We acquired these from a medical auction and they are NOS (new old stock). Please note that these expired in 2007. For this reason we would recommend that they be used for Veterinary, Teaching or Training purposes only.I've found these listed on the internet selling for around $400.00 a case in date. We have a large supply of these if you are needing multiples. 

"The Heimlich Chest Drain Valve is a specially-designed flutter valve used to replace underwater bottles in chest drainage. Constructed of rubber tubing, the valve is compresed at one end to form leaflets that control unidirection flow. The valve is encased in a transparent plastic chamber with tapered ends. The proximal end of the casing can be attached to most chest catheters and the distal end to tubing that empties into a plastic bag. If desired, the distal end can be connected to regulated suction. The Heimlich Chest Drain Valve is sterile and a single use device." 

Here is an interesting piece I found on the internet about the one-way valve: 

"In the 1950s, a month after completing training in general and chest surgery, Dr. Heimlich conceived of an operation to replace the esophagus. After successfully performing the procedure, he presented the results at an American Medical Association meeting in 1961. The procedure, dubbed "a hot medical discovery" by Life Magazine, was the first total organ replacement in history. It is used today to overcome birth defects of the esophagus.
Haunted by the image of a Chinese soldier who died on the operating table after being shot in the chest in 1945, Dr. Heimlich set out to develop a valve that would drain blood and air out of the chest cavity. In 1964, the Heimlich Chest Drain Valve was introduced. Dr. Heimlich is considered a hero in Vietnam and the U.S., where the lives of thousands of American and Vietnamese soldiers shot in the chest were saved for the first time in history by a device barely five inches long. It was manufactured for just one dollar at that time. Today more than 250,000 Heimlich valves are used worldwide each year to treat patients with chest wounds, or following surgery. Each valve saves a life."

Manufacturers Re-Order Number: 373460

Packaging: Original

Expiration Date: 2007

Shipping Weight: 2 lbs.

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