Electrophysiology involves the study of electrical activity of heart to diagnose and monitor any arrhythmia. Depending on the results of electrophysiology studies, the course of treatment such as medication, implantable medical devices, cardiac ablation, and surgery can be decided. Electrical signals have a specific travel pattern in the heart, which changes and becomes irregular due to disorders and conditions such as heart attacks, aging, and blood pressure. In such cases, electrophysiology techniques are utilized to diagnose, monitor, and select suitable course of treatment mentioned above. Indications for electrophysiology include bradycardia, tachycardia, atrial fibrillation, ventricular tachycardia, ventricular fibrillation, and other arrhythmias.
Generally, catheters are used for electrophysiology studies and for cardiac ablation procedures. Catheters can be used for visualization of intracardiac electrograms, measurement of electrograms, cardiac pacing, navigational mapping, and others. The electrophysiology devices market is highly competitive in nature, as leading manufactures such as Boston Scientific Corporation and Abbott Laboratories have technologically advanced and wide product portfolios. The electrophysiology devices market is mainly driven by technological innovation. Manufacturers have adopted strategies such as mergers and acquisitions, intensive research and development, and continuous product launches to effectively compete in the market. Commercially available electrophysiology products include Rhythmia HDx, Confirm Rx, Advisor FL, EnSite Precision, WorkMate Claris Recording System, and SJM Confirm Implantable Cardiac Monitor.
Electrophysiology Devices Market Drivers
Increasing global prevalence of cardiovascular system diseases and associated comorbidities is expect