Edwards Lifesciences has its heart in the right place. Named for co-inventor of the first artificial heart valve Miles "Lowell" Edwards, the company is a spinoff from Baxter International. Edwards makes instruments for cardiovascular disease patients. The company focuses on cardiac surgery products, critical care products, and vascular products. Its products include replacement valves, valve repair equipment, hemodynamic monitoring systems, catheters, surgical clips and inserts, and artificial implantable grafts. Edwards markets through a direct sales force and through distributors, of which Baxter is one. Edwards operates worldwide.