May 22, 2012 13:40 ET

World Catheter Market to Catapult to $43.8 Billion by 2018

NEW YORK, NY--(Marketwire - May 22, 2012) - cites in its newly published "Catheter Markets" report that the world catheter market will catapult to $43.8 billion by 2018. For more information, visit:

Catheters can be categorized into seven main modalities: cardiovascular, urological, intravenous, oximetry, thermodilution, suction and wound drainage. The cardiovascular catheters market, which comprised 51%, or $8.3 billion, of the total market in 2011, will more than double by 2018. The Americas region commanded the largest marketshare in 2011. Asia is the world's fastest growing catheter market.

The "Catheter Markets" report covers:

The "Catheter Markets" report examines companies manufacturing catheter equipment and supplies in the world. Companies covered include: Abbott, Abiomed, AngioDynamics, Astra Tech, AtriCure, B. Braun Melsungen, Becton, Dickinson & Co., Boston Scientific, Coloplast, Cook Medical, Edwards Lifesciences, Hollister, Medcomp, Prolinx and Rochester Medical.

Detailed charts with sales forecasts and marketshare data are included. For more information, visit:

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