However, the growth of tissue valves, paralleled by the rising popularity of minimally invasive techniques, will continue to drive the growth of this market.
New analysis from Frost & Sullivan (medicaldevices.frost.com), Heart Valve Repairs Markets in Europe, finds that the markets earned revenues of $263.7 million in 2007 and estimates this to reach $398.3 in 2014.
"Continuous inroads made by tissue valves and the development of minimally invasive techniques such as percutaneous heart valve therapies (PHVT) are driving the expansion of the heart valve repairs markets," notes Frost & Sullivan Research Analyst Sowmya Rajagopalan. "The risk to the patient is drastically minimised by these techniques, reinforcing the increased level of confidence in them."
Unlike mechanical valves, tissue valves have exhibited low risk of anti-coagulation. Improved technology and nearly two decades of research studies have helped expand the use of tissue valves, with an increasing number of patients opting to use them. PHVT-based measures for heart valve repairs will also boost this market because of the ease of implantation, resulting in the minimisation of post-operative risks and complications.
However, market prospects will be hampered by the progressive decline in prices. Such price erosion is being caused by cost-cutting measures to accommodate deficits in healthcare budgets. The market will also slow down due to declining growth in the mechanical valves market.
"Market participants are trying to optimise prices because of competition," says Rajagopalan. "At the same time, government budgetary constraints are placing the onus of limiting prices on manufacturers."
To sustain market growth, industry participants should develop new technologies that reduce the risks for patients. In addition to these clinical benefits, such new technologies should be developed with cost optimisation in mind.
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