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US Markets for Interventional Cardiology Accessory Devices
US markets for interventional cardiology accessory devices
Millennium Research Group, A Decision Resources, Inc. Company
Accessory Devices Market Overview

In 2004, the US market for accessory devices, comprising PTCA guidewires, diagnostic catheters, guiding catheters, intravascular ultrasound (IVUS) catheters, and introducer sheaths, generated nearly $400 million in revenues. In the last decade, responding to physician demand for less-invasive and more effective interventional accessories, manufacturers have invested significant resources toward improving the performance of these devices. Subsequently, by 2004, the majority of the technological potential of accessory devices had been exhausted, and most of the devices had become commodities with slim profit margins. Turning the focus away from improving commodity accessories, manufacturers have recently begun marketing accessories that are specialized for procedures and/or ...

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