US Procedure Numbers for Cardiac Surgery and Heart Valve Devices 2018 - MedPro
Cardiac surgery and heart valve procedures accounts for a large array of procedures. Generally, cardiac surgery is done through open heart surgery where a surgeon opens the chest and heart. For heart valves, the surgeon could replace or repair the damaged heart valve. Another common cardiac surgery procedure would be coronary artery bypass grafting where a harvested vein is grafted onto the heart to bypass blocked arteries. This procedure can be done on-pump, where a cardioplegic solution is sued to stop the heart and the patient is put on a heart-lung machine, or off-pump, also known as beating heart surgery.
Recently, minimally invasive cardiac surgery has started to gain popularity among surgeons and patients. Minimally invasive procedures allow for reduced hospitalization and less scarring. The growth of the minimally invasive procedures comes from the cannibalization of the open-heart surgery procedures. Currently, many types of minimally invasive procedures do not have FDA approval. As more products get FDA approved, the minimally invasive procedures are expected to grow at a much higher rate and cause the open-heart procedures to decline.