April 15, 2003


Cardiothoracic Surgery Now Challenging Interventional Cardiology at Being Minimally Invasive, Rapid and Cost Effective

FOOTHILL RANCH, Calif., April 15/PRNewswire/ — With the emergence of multiple technologies and techniques, and their efficient integration into healthcare systems, cardiothoracic surgery is on the verge of rivaling interventional cardiology procedures for producing practical, cost effective outcomes, according to a new report from MedMarket Diligence.

“We are seeing aggressive development and adoption of many cardiothoracic surgical technologies that are throwing out the notion that interventional cardiology will ultimately displace cardiosurgery,” says Patrick Driscoll, President of MedMarket Diligence. Multivessel transabdominal MIDCAB, port access for totally endoscopic coronary bypass, mini-thoracotomy mitral valve repair and CABG, implantable pumps as destination therapy instead of just bridge-to-transplant and others are proving themselves clinically and economically in the marketplace, according to Driscoll.

The MedMarket Diligence study on cardiothoracic surgery provides a market and technology assessment and forecast of the products and technologies involved in cardiothoracic surgery and repair encompassing visualization equipment, robots, heart-lung machines, beating heart stabilization equipment, mechanical implant systems, tissue implants, and the emerging technologies of synthetic material and biological therapies. Complete details on the report are available at www.mediligence.com/rpt-c350.htm.

MedMarket Diligence provides tactical decision-making solutions on medical technology to the medical products and investment industries.  MedMarket Diligence publishes MedMarkets, which analyzes the market implications of new medical technology, publishes dedicated reports on technology markets, and is developing other information solutions.  For more information on MedMarket Diligence, LLC, contact Patrick Driscoll at (949) 859-3401, e-mail, or visit the Web site at http://www.mediligence.com to view a sample issue of MedMarkets.


Contact: Patrick Driscoll, (949) 859-3401.