CABG (coronary artery bypass surgery) comes under pressure from new cardiovascular technologies, says Theta report
This article was originally published in Clinica
New methods of treating cardiovascular disease mean that use of the gold standard coronary artery bypass surgery (CABG) is increasing more slowly than ever before. However, the way the procedure is performed is changing and by 2004 over half of all coronary bypass operations will be performed minimally invasively on beating hearts, according to a new publication by Theta Reports - Cardiac Equipment & Materials Markets Including Stents. Advances in treating transplant and angina patients and measures to prevent stents becoming blocked are likely to bring in further substantial changes to certain sections of the market over the next five years.