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US Markets for Heart Valves
US markets for heart valves
Millennium Research Group, A Decision Resources, Inc. Company

Heart valve disease is a life-threatening illness affecting millions of individuals in the US each year. In addition to the medical management of heart valve disease patients, two surgical procedures are the standard of care for severe valve stenosis or regurgitation: valve repair and valve replacement. In 2005, the US heart valve market, composed of tissue heart valves, mechanical heart valves, and heart valve repair annuloplasty devices, was valued at over $500 million. Due to the increasing incidence of cardiovascular disease in the elderly population, the US heart valve market will continue to grow. By 2010, the US heart valve market will generate well over $700 million, limited primarily ...

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