2018 Earnings Spotlight: Transcatheter Valve Repair Remains Big Drivers For Medtronic, Edwards, Abbott
Reported sales and earnings from the publicly traded cardiovascular device companies in 2018 were generally strong, led by transcatheter aortic valve replacement devices, but some sectors of the industry, especially ventricular assist devices and peripheral drug-coated balloons, face significant challenges. Here's a recap of results from the cardio device companies that have reported so far, with a focus on Medtronic, Edwards, and Abbott.
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Medtech Insight's Results Recap is a regular feature covering the major device trial results compiled by MedDeviceTracker. This is the second of three Results Recaps covering trial data presented at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Sessions in New Orleans, March 16-18, including clinical trial data on devices from Abbott Laboratories, Medtronic, Medi-Lynx, and iRhythm. See Part 1 of our ACC Results Recap for more on the groundbreaking trials of transcatheter aortic valve replacement in low-risk patients and the Apple Heart study of Apple Watch's ability to track atrial fibrillation.
ACC Results Recap Part I: Low-Risk TAVR Trials Bring Good News For Edwards And Medtronic; Apple Watch Detects AFib In Apple Heart Study
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Functional MR Added To FDA-Approved Indication For Abbott's MitraClip
The new indication covers functional mitral regurgitation, also known as secondary mitral regurgitation, which represents two-to-three times as many patients as the primary mitral regurgitation population MitraClip is already labeled for. The approval is supported by results from the COAPT trial, the first randomized trial to show that a mitral-valve repair could improve outcomes in patients with secondary mitral regurgitation.