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

CAD: Coronary Artery Disease

DES: Drug-Eluting Stent(s)

EPD: Embolic Protection Device

IC: Interventional Cardiology

IVUS: Intravascular Ultrasound

PCI: Percutaneous Coronary Intervention

PTCA: Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty

In 2004, the European market for IC devices, comprising coronary stents, PTCA balloons, PTCA guidewires, PTCA guiding catheters, diagnostic catheters, introducer sheaths, IVUS catheters, and EPDs, generated well over $1 billion in revenues. Unit sales were driven primarily by the increasing volumes of angiographies and PCIs, spurred by rising rates of CAD across Europe. As DES penetration continues to escalate over the forecast period, the number of PCI procedures performed will rise as a result of the increased treatment of more complex cases. This market driver will, however, be ...

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