iData Research Inc.: Surge in Cardiac Ablation Procedures to Treat Atrial Fibrillation Fuels Total CRM Market to Over $8 Billion (06/08/10):

Increased incidence of cardiac disease and improved diagnostic technology will drive growth in cardiac ablation and electrophysiology procedures, the combined markets for which are expected to reach over $1 billion by 2016. Steerable electrophysiology catheters are expected to cannibalize the fixed-curve market. In addition, the external cardiac defibrillator market, especially automated external defibrillators, is expected to benefit from state legislation changes that mandate their placement in schools, public buildings and certain types of workplaces across the U.S.