Market Research Report
US Market Report for Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement Machines 2018 - MedCore
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|US Market Report for Transcatheter Heart Valve Replacement Machines 2018 - MedCore|
|Published: November 1, 2017||Content info: 381 Pages||
The primary method for treating heart valve conditions is through open surgery to place a replacement valve. Biological tissue valves can be allografts (provided by deceased donors), xenografts (bovine or porcine valves) or autografts (using the patient's own pulmonary valve, which in turn, needs to be replaced). Tissue valves have been gaining popularity over the alternative mechanical valves because tissue valves are much more biocompatible and do not require lifelong treatment with
anti-coagulant medication. However, mechanical valves are more durable and are designed to last for
20-30 years, whereas bioprosthetic valves last 10-15 years. Some patients with heart valve problems are poor candidates for valve replacement surgery because they may be too ill to undergo such an invasive procedure. Therefore, there is a great deal of interest in the development of transcatheter heart valve replacement (THVR) devices.
The nomenclature for such devices includes transcatheter heart valve replacement (THVR) and percutaneous heart valve replacement. In this instance, 'percutaneous' is used interchangeably with 'transcatheter'. For the sake of this report, these devices will be referred to as transcatheter heart valve replacement devices. The industry standard is to define these products further by denoting the specific heart valve for which the device is indicated. Examples of this would be transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), transcatheter mitral valve replacement (TMVR) devices and transcatheter pulmonary valve replacement (TPVR) devices.
In a transcatheter heart valve replacement procedure, a collapsible replacement valve is delivered to the damaged valve via a balloon catheter. The balloon catheter then inflates to expand the replacement within the old valve, pushing the old valve leaflets out of the way and allowing the replacement valve to regulate blood flow. The balloon catheter is then deflated and removed.