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Who we are

Edwards Lifesciences, based in Irvine, Calif., is the global leader of patient-focused medical innovations for structural heart disease and critical care monitoring. We are driven by a passion for patients, dedicated to improving and enhancing lives through partnerships with clinicians and stakeholders across the global healthcare landscape.

Our history

Edwards Lifesciences’ roots date to 1958, when Miles “Lowell” Edwards set out to build the first artificial heart.

Edwards was a 60-year-old, recently retired engineer holding 63 patents in an array of industries, with an entrepreneurial spirit and a dream of helping patients with heart disease. His fascination with healing the heart was sparked in his teens, when he suffered two bouts of rheumatic fever, which can scar heart valves and eventually cause the heart to fail.

What we do

We partner with physicians to innovate products designed to help patients live longer, healthier and more productive lives. We focus on medical technologies that address large and growing patient populations in which there are significant unmet clinical needs.

For more information, visit Edwards.com and follow us on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, Twitter and YouTube.



Making healthcare better is our priority, and we believe medical technology can play an even greater role in improving people’s lives. With challenges facing families and healthcare systems — such as rising costs, aging populations, and the burden of chronic disease — we are using the power of technology to take healthcare Further, Together. Innovation and collaboration are central to who we are. Since the late 1940s, we have been working with others to alleviate pain, restore health, and extend life. Today, we are a medical technology leader, employing more than 84,000 people worldwide, and offering therapies and solutions that enable greater efficiency, access, and value — for healthcare systems, providers, and the people they serve. Learn more at Medtronic.com.

Heart valves: https://www.medtronic.com/us-en/healthcare-professionals/therapies-procedures/cardiovascular/heart-valve-replacement.html

Perfusion: https://europe.medtronic.com/xd-en/healthcare-professionals/products/cardiovascular/cardiopulmonary/custom-packs.html

Extracorporal curculation: https://europe.medtronic.com/xd-en/healthcare-professionals/products/cardiovascular/extracorporeal-life-support.html


Every day, at Abbott, we keep on shaping the future of heart health by engaging all stakeholders and covering all aspects of the cardiovascular care continuum.

For more information, visit www.abbott.com