Critical to our success with heart patients from the central Pacific are the new heart valves needed to replace defective human valves in the dozens of islanders brought to the U.S. needing life-saving surgery.
CryoLife cardiovascular specialist Sherry Shaw of Plano, Texas and the firm she represents, On-X Life Technologies, Inc., have been absolutely essential in our humanitarian program by donating world-class artificial heart valves to Pacific Islands Medical Aid (PIMA) through Baylor Heart Hospital and our team leader, cardiothoracic surgeon Dr. David Moore.
“We cannot thank Sherry enough for organizing her company’s fabulous donations and for her continuing support of this worthwhile program, ” said Carlton Smith, PIMA president.
Sherry said ‘it is a humbling honor to be part of such a worthwhile PIMA endeavor with such an excellent heart team and hospital.”
CryoLife is a leader in tissue processing and medical devices, such as the On-X prosthetic heart valves used in cardiac surgical procedures, Carlton said.