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US Markets for Interventional Cardiology
US markets for interventional cardiology
Millennium Research Group, A Decision Resources, Inc. Company

The US interventional cardiology (IC) market was valued at nearly $4 billion in 2004. The market consists of BMS, DES, PTCA balloons, accessory devices (PTCA guidewires, diagnostic catheters, PTCA guiding catheters, IVUS catheters, and introducer sheaths), and plaque modification devices (coronary atherectomy, thrombectomy, EPDs, and CTO devices). The continued adoption of DES will radically change the landscape of stenting procedures, with nearly all stented procedures employing a DES (versus a BMS) by 2009. Despite the lucrative stance of DES, DES market growth will temper slightly through the forecast as DES devices saturate the market. Growth will, however, flourish in the plaque modification segment, as physicians move toward more frequent use ...

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