The Fast-Growing Implantable Devices Market includes knee and hip replacements, sleep apnea, brain stimulation, and cardiac valves and pacemakers – just to name a few.
Over 3 million people worldwide have implanted pacemakers or defibrillators. Over 200,000 pacemakers and 100,000 defibrillators are implanted each year in the United States. A pacemaker is a tiny electronic device which is inserted in the chest under the skin for the purpose of controlling abnormal or irregular heartbeats. An implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD) is another tiny electronic implanted device but is used to control irregular heartbeats and deliver electric shocks to fix an abnormal heart rhythm.
Patients are treated with pacemakers and ICDs to monitor cardiac arrhythmias. Pacemakers send pulses to the heart to normalize the heart rhythms when the heart is beating too slowly. ICDs send a shock to correct a dangerously fast or irregular heartbeat.
In Arrhythmia, the heart is unable to pump sufficient amount of blood which results in numerous symptoms like fainting, shortness of breath, and/or fatigue. If left untreated, the situation can grow severe and cause damage to important organs, unconsciousness and in extreme cases, death.
Implantable cardiac devices help monitor and regulate the heart, relieve symptoms like fainting and fatigue and enable patients to lead an active and normal lifestyle.
Monitored by Healthcare Professionals and Medical Device Specialists
Implantable cardiac devices are monitored by cardiology healthcare professionals and with the help of trained Cardiac Medical Device Specialists and Remote Monitoring Specialists. These trained professionals help during device implantation as well as during clinic and remote follow up care to ensure optimal device functionality and battery life.