Monday, 21 October 2013

Atrial Fibrillation Market is Expected to Reach USD 14.8 Billion Globally in 2019: Transparency Market Research

Transparency Market Research is Published new Market Report “Atrial Fibrillation Market (Pharmacological and Non-Pharmacological Treatment, Electric Cardioversion, Radiofrequency, Cryo, Laser and Microwave Catheter Ablation, Maze Surgery, Anti-Coagulant and Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs) - Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019," . The global market for atrial fibrillation was valued at USD 6.1 billion in 2012 and it is expected to reach an estimated value of USD 14.8 billion in 2019, growing at a CAGR of 13.4% from 2013 to 2019.

Rising global base of geriatric population inducing an accelerated growth in the incidence rates of atrial fibrillation is one of the highest impact-rendering drivers for this market. In addition, favorable results exhibited by clinical trials promoting combined pharmacological therapy such as the HARMONY trial and rising prevalence of disorders causing atrial fibrillation such as hypertension and obesity will also serve the market as drivers. The future growth of this market will be ensured by the introduction of advanced treatment procedures such as hybrid ablation and the rising prevalence of atrial fibrillation in emerging Asian economies.

On account of the fact that pharmacological treatment procedures are more frequently administered to the patients suffering from atrial fibrillation and are a cheaper alternative to non-pharmacological procedures, pharmacological procedures held the majority of market share in 2012. With the introduction of new drugs such as Bristol Myer Squibb's NTC-801, Merck's Vernakalant, Boehringer Ingelheim's Pradaxa, the market share of pharmacological treatment procedures is expected to further increase by 2019.

The non-pharmacological treatment market was led by the catheter ablation market and its market share was valued at over 45% in 2012. The introduction of new catheter ablation systems such as CardioFocus's HeartLight Endoscopic Ablation System (EAS) laser ablation catheter, Endosense's TactiCath and Biosense Webster's ThermoCool SmartTouch, will help the catheter ablation market to further enhance its market share by 2019.

The radiofrequency based catheter ablation treatment for atrial fibrillation market led the catheter ablation market in terms of market share in 2012 majorly on account of the facts that it has a relatively lower procedural duration and cost and has high success rates associated with it.
High prevalence of atrial fibrillation coupled with the availability of high disposable incomes amongst patients and sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, has led the North American atrial fibrillation market to hold the majority of the market share in 2012. However, this region is expected to lose its market share to relatively faster growing Asia-Pacific region.
Some of the key players of this market include Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer, Bayer/Johnson & Johnson, Medtronic, Inc., St. Jude Medical, Inc. and AtriCure, Inc.

The global atrial fibrillation market is categorized into the following segments:
  • Atrial Fibrillation Market, by Treatment Types
    • Pharmacological Treatment
      • Anti-Arrhythmic Drugs
      • Anti-Coagulant Drugs
    • Non-Pharmacological Treatment
      • Catheter Ablation
        • Radiofrequency Based
        • Cryoablation Based
        • HIFU (High Intensity Focused Ultrasound) Based
        • Microwave Based
        • Laser Based
      • Maze Surgery
      • Electric Cardioversion
  • Atrial Fibrillation Market, by Geography
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Rest of the World (RoW)

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Tuesday, 15 October 2013

World Medical Tourism Market Will Climb Above USD 32.5 Billion in 2019 : Transparency Market Research

Transparency Market Research is Published new Market Report “Medical Tourism Market (India, Thailand, Singapore, Malaysia, Mexico, Brazil, Taiwan, Turkey, South Korea, Costa Rica, Poland, Dubai and Philippines) – Global Industry Analysis, Size, Share, Growth, Trends and Forecast, 2013 - 2019,” The global medical tourism market was valued at USD 10.5 billion in 2012 and is estimated to reach a market worth USD 32.5 billion in 2019 at a CAGR of 17.9% from 2013 to 2019.

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Medical tourism is defined as an act of travel of patients from their home country to other destinations for availing medical services. Rise in healthcare costs in developed countries coupled with the availability of high quality medical services at a low cost in developing countries have given a boost to the medical tourism industry. These medical services range from elective procedures such as cosmetic surgeries to complicated surgeries such as cardiac, orthopedics, neurosurgery and others. Significant growth in this industry is due to economic developments in developing countries that in turn has led to the growth in the medical industry and quality of medical services.

Rise in the healthcare expenditure in developed countries coupled with in the growing elderly population has also contributed to the gowth of the medical tourism across the globe. Economic crisis in the U.S., increased the number of uninsured population, consequently further triggering the growth of this market. Recently, there are approximately 50 million uninsured Americans that are willing to travel abroad for affordable and quality medical care. Globalization and improved communication technology act as a catalyst to boost the growth of this industry.

The development of medical tourism industry is based on several factors such as reduced cost of procedures, long waiting time and high demand for cosmetic surgeries. Medical travel is not only witnessed for intricate procedures but is also expanding due to growing demand for cosmetic and dental procedures since these are usually not reimbursed under regular health insurance policies. Patients travelling abroad can save from 30% to 90% on a procedure, including their travel expenditures, as compared to the medical costs in their own countries. Long waiting time is another factor which has substantially boosted the growth of this industry. Patients based in Canada and U.K travel to low cost destinations for their treatments in order to avoid long waiting periods in their own countries and receive timely access to serious ailments.

Medical tourism industry is dominated by the Asian region that has captured the maximum share of the market. This region is highly competitive owing to the presence of technologically advanced medical specialties, less stringent government regulations and attractive locations. Thailand and India are recognized internationally for their high end medical services and receive patients from across the globe. Singapore is renowned for its healthcare infrastructure and receives patients primarily for complex medical procedures. Thailand, India and Singapore accounted for approximately 60% of the total revenue of the Asian region in 2012. The Latin American countries such as Brazil and Mexico attract maximum number of patients from the U.S owing to the geographic proximity and cultural similarities. Similarly, growth in Turkey is witnessed on account of growing demand of cosmetic surgeries.

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However, a paradigm shift in the market is seen owing to strong competition among the players of this industry. Malaysia is poised to have a significant growth in this market and is likely to emerge as a fastest growing country in terms of medical tourism with a CAGR of over 25% from 2013 to 2019. This advent in Malaysian medical tourism market is due to cost advantage over Thailand and Singapore. Moreover, rise in popularity of Malaysian region is attributed to many factors such as advanced healthcare infrastructure, highly skilled professionals, visa benefits and others. Additionally, robust government support for promotion of Malaysian medical tourism has propelled the growth in this nation.

Moreover, increase in the government initiatives and growing inclination of private sector hospitals towards medical tourism is further supplanting the growth of this market. Key healthcare providers in this industry include Apollo Hospitals Enterprise Ltd., Bumrumgrad International Hospital, Bangkok Medical Center, Prince Court Medical Center and others.

The Medical Tourism market is segmented as follows:

The global medical tourism market is segmented into the following categories:
  • Medical Tourism Market, by Geography
    • India
      • Overview
      • Cost Comparison of Procedures
      • SWOT Analysis
      • Government Support
      • India Inbound Medical Tourism (No. of patients)
      • India Medical Tourism: Top Revenue Contributing Country (%) (2012)
    • Thailand
    • Singapore
    • Malaysia
    • Mexico
    • Brazil
    • Turkey
    • South Korea
    • Taiwan
    • Prospective Countries
      • Costa Rica
      • Poland
      • Dubai
      • Philippines

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