What is Automated External Defibrillator?



Automated External Defibrillators Competitive Landscape


Automated External Defibrillators (AED) Market by Product Type (Wearable and Non-Wearable), by End User (Hospitals, Ambulatory Surgical Centers, and Others), and by Geography (North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, and Rest of the World). 


In the product segment of the automated external defibrillators market, the wearable product category is expected to register a faster growth during the forecast period. This can be ascribed to their advantages such as the placement of the device does not require an invasive surgery, and it can be easily put on and taken off. Additionally, their utility in being used as a bridge to an implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), heart transplantation, or left ventricular assist device. It is also indicated to be used in patients in whom ICDs are contraindicated or in events when a permanently implanted ICD must be explanted because of infection. These are programmable devices that help patients stay prepared in events of sudden onset of cardiac arrest in the absence of medical help. 


Therefore, the advantages offered by the wearable automated external defibrillators is predicted to contribute in the increasing demand for this product type thereby driving the growth of the overall automated external defibrillators market during the forecast period.


North America is expected to dominate the Overall Automated External Defibrillators Market Forecast


Among all the regions, North America is estimated to account for the largest share in the automated external defibrillators market. Owing to significance of key growth factors such as rising prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest due to the increasing prevalence of obesity, hypertension and diabetes, the aging population, and rising government initiatives regarding disease treatment awareness, the North America automated external defibrillators market is expected to witness positive growth. Furthermore, high disposable income, sophisticated healthcare infrastructure, new product approvals, and high awareness also helped the market growth in this region. 


One of the key reasons positively influencing the growth of the United States automated external defibrillators market is the rising prevalence of sudden cardiac arrest in the US population. As per the latest data provided by a US-based organization, Sudden Cardiac Arrest Foundation, over 356,000 out-of-hospital cardiac arrests (OHCA) are reported annually in the U.S. with nearly 90% of them presenting with fatal consequences.  AEDs have been proven to be extremely beneficial in treating OHCA as they rapidly detect the SH rhythms on electrocardiogram (ECG) and deliver a counter-shock to recover the normal sinus rhythms of the heart from the distorted cardiac electrical activity. Therefore, the rising incidence of sudden cardiac arrests in the country is expected to aid in the growing need for AEDs thereby resulting in an increase in product demand aiding in the growth of the United States automated external defibrillators market.