Catheters are thin tubes made up of medical grade material such as plastic, silicon rubber, PVC and nylon that are inserted in the patient’s body for therapeutic and diagnostic purposes. Catheterization is a primary co-procedure along with varied other medical procedures such as angioplasty, cardiac electrophysiology, and neurosurgery among others. Catheters are the vital component in several surgical procedures. The global catheters market is primarily driven by increasing cardiovascular diseases and growing demand for minimal invasive surgeries. The demand for the catheters market is also fuelled by the rising incidence of diabetes, cardiovascular diseases, urinary bladder failure, and kidney failures. The global catheters market would reach $42.5 billion by 2020, registering CAGR of 7.5% during 2014-2020.
Cardiovascular catheters are the largest revenue generating segment in the global catheters market, accounting for nearly 40% of total catheters market revenue. Cardiovascular catheters are offered in many variants, namely Electrophysiology Catheters PTCA (Percutaneous Transluminal Coronary Angioplasty) Balloon Catheters, Intravascular Ultrasound (IVUS), Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA Balloons), Guiding Catheters, Angiography Catheters and Pulmonary Artery Catheters. High prevalence of cardiovascular diseases, coupled with the development of unique-feature enhanced cardiovascular catheters is the core factor driving growth of cardiovascular catheters market.
Increasing prevalence of urological diseases such as urinary bladder cancer and kidney failure has significantly uplifted demand for urological catheters. Also, novel products such as external male catheters have proved to be a lucrative addition to the overall catheters and variants’ product lines for the catheters manufacturing companies.
The increasing patient pool for ischemic and haemorrhagic stroke thereby increased demand for minimally invasive neurovascular surgeries have created several opportunities for the neurovascular catheters - namely Micro Catheters and Guiding Catheters. The global catheters market is segmented based on geography into North America, Europe, Asia Pacific and LAMEA.
The catheters market is segmented based on product types and geography.
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