Miles Edwards’ First Mechanical Heart Valve Replacement

“What is that thing Adam is holding in his hand?” you may wondering.

Adam Pick Holding A Replice Of The First Heart Valve Replacement


Believe it or not, that is a replica of the first mechanical heart valve developed by Miles “Lowell” Edwards in the late 1950’s.

First Heart Valve Replacement - Caged Ball Design

“Who was the first patient to receive the first Edwards’ caged-ball mechanical valve replacement?” you may also be wondering.

To find the answer to that question and much more, I highly encourage you to read the history of the Edwards LifeSciences and the first mechanical heart valve replacement surgery.

It’s amazing to think how far the heart valve manufacturers have advanced the performance and technology of mechanical valves and tissue valves.

Keep on tickin!

Adam Pick
Written by Adam Pick

Adam Pick is a patient, author of The Patient's Guide To Heart Valve Surgery and the founder of

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