Ventricular Assist Device Market - Growth, Trends, COVID-19 Impact, and Forecasts (2021 - 2026)

The Ventricular Assist Device Market is segmented by Type of Ventricular Device, Application (Bridge-to-transplant (BTT) therapy, Destination therapy, and Other Therapies), and Geography.

Market Snapshot

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Study Period: 2018 - 2026
Base Year: 2020
Fastest Growing Market: Asia Pacific
Largest Market: North America
CAGR: 7.23 %

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Market Overview

The ventricular assist device (VAD) market is anticipated to record a CAGR of about 7.23% during the forecast period. The major factors attributing to the growth of the ventricular assist device market are technological advancement of devices for cardiac diseases management, growing initiatives and awareness regarding cardiovascular diseases, and the increasing burden of cardiac diseases and heart failure. According to the World Health Organization, an estimated 17.9 million people die due to cardiovascular diseases worldwide, each year. This represents 35% of global deaths. Additionally, 85% of these cardiovascular disease deaths are due to heart attack and stroke. ​

VAD implantations are lifesaving equipment for patients with severe heart failure. They are useful in minimizing the symptoms of heart failure, thus helping patients to resume their daily activities. Coronary heart diseases associated with hypertension are a very common cause of chronic heart failure. Apart from that, other cardiac conditions, such as ischaemic and dilated cardiomyopathies, also require a significant level of surgical interventions. For all the patient cases requiring advanced heart failure-related therapy, heart transplantation is a long-term successful procedure.

However, due to less availability of organs, the waiting time is more than six months. Such cases require the immediate assistance of VAD, which acts as a bridge to transplantation. Here, the demand for, and availability of, VAD play a critical role, and thus, the growing burden of cardiac diseases and heart failure is a major force to propelling the VAD market at the global level. However, there are also risks involved in the VAD implant, hence these risks are showing an impact on the market growth.

Scope of the Report

Ventricular assist devices (VAD) are highly important for patients with weakened hearts or heart failures. They are used to temporarily maintain the heart function, until the heart recovers, or before the heart transplant. In some chronic heart conditions, they are used as permanent support therapy, as they are mechanical pumps that are surgically implanted on the heart to pump blood in the whole body.

By Type of Ventricular Device
Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)
Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD)
Biventricular Assist Device (BIVAD)
By Application
Bridge-to-transplant (BTT) Therapy
Destination Therapy
Other Therapies
North America
United States
United Kingdom
Rest of Europe
South Korea
Rest of Asia-Pacific
Middle East & Africa
South Africa
Rest of Middle East & Africa
South America
Rest of South America

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Key Market Trends

Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD) is Expected to Hold the Major Share in the Type of Ventricular Device Segment

LVAD is implanted during an open heart surgery, where it receives blood from the left ventricle and delivers it to the aorta. It works along with the patient’s own heart. It is mostly given as a treatment option for patients with end-stage heart failure. There are a number of international hospitals and research centres that widely use VAD programs since the past two decades, particularly in the developed markets, as well as for help in new investigational devices.

Abbott (Thoratec), Berlin Heart, and Medtronic are among the top players in this segment that are well established in the developed market. Moreover, new product launches and continuous government support projected to boost the segment growth. For instance, in February 2020, Abbott has received Breakthrough Device designation from the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for its in-development Fully Implantable Left Ventricular Assist System (FILVAS). The FDA launched the Breakthrough Devices Programme in 2018 to help expedite the development and review of submissions for technology that offers significant advantages over existing approved products.

Furthermore, with the increased utilization of durable mechanical support devices, it is important for all emergency departments of hospitals to have a well-written protocol to provide optimal care for patients with VADs.


North America Dominates the Market and Expected to do Same in the Forecast Period

North America is expected to dominate the overall market, throughout the forecast period. The presence of high per capita healthcare expenditure, coupled with the rising prevalence of cardiac diseases, is expected to propel the high growth of the ventricular assist device in the North American region. In the North American region, the United States holds the largest share. This is due to the presence of a large population with heart disease. In the United States, cardiovascular diseases and hypertension cases account for a major share of the people that require surgery. A large number of cardiac considerations and systemic considerations are taken into account, as there are several factors associated with preoperative, perioperative, and postoperative complications. The high burden of patients with heart failure-related indications is mostly above the age of 40, which majorly boosts the demand for VAD in hospitals and clinics. According to the American Heart Association Research Report 2017, about 92.1 million American adults are living with some form of cardiovascular disease or the after-effects of stroke.​The global high burden of cardiac diseases and heart failures has been one of the major factors for the growing demand and growth of the segment over the period.

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Competitive Landscape

The ventricular assist device market is moderately competitive and consists of several major players. In terms of market share, few of the major players currently dominate the market. With the rising geriatric population and high prevalence of diseases, few other smaller players are expected to enter into the market in the coming years. Some of the major players of the market are Abiomed Inc., BiVACOR Inc, Abbott Laboratories (St. Jude Medical Inc.), Medtronic PLC, and Terumo Corporation, among others.

Table of Contents


    1. 1.1 Study Deliverables

    2. 1.2 Study Assumptions

    3. 1.3 Scope of the Study




    1. 4.1 Market Overview

    2. 4.2 Market Drivers

      1. 4.2.1 Growing Burden of Cardiac Diseases and Heart Failure

      2. 4.2.2 Technological Advancement of Devices for Cardiac Diseases Management

      3. 4.2.3 Growing Initiatives and Awareness Regarding Cardiovascular Diseases

    3. 4.3 Market Restraints

      1. 4.3.1 High Cost of Devices and Procedures

      2. 4.3.2 Several Risks Associated to VAD Implant

    4. 4.4 Porter's Five Forces Analysis

      1. 4.4.1 Threat of New Entrants

      2. 4.4.2 Bargaining Power of Buyers/Consumers

      3. 4.4.3 Bargaining Power of Suppliers

      4. 4.4.4 Threat of Substitute Products

      5. 4.4.5 Intensity of Competitive Rivalry


    1. 5.1 By Type of Ventricular Device

      1. 5.1.1 Left Ventricular Assist Device (LVAD)

      2. 5.1.2 Right Ventricular Assist Device (RVAD)

      3. 5.1.3 Biventricular Assist Device (BIVAD)

    2. 5.2 By Application

      1. 5.2.1 Bridge-to-transplant (BTT) Therapy

      2. 5.2.2 Destination Therapy

      3. 5.2.3 Other Therapies

    3. 5.3 Geography

      1. 5.3.1 North America

        1. United States

        2. Canada

        3. Mexico

      2. 5.3.2 Europe

        1. Germany

        2. United Kingdom

        3. France

        4. Italy

        5. Spain

        6. Rest of Europe

      3. 5.3.3 Asia-Pacific

        1. China

        2. Japan

        3. India

        4. Australia

        5. South Korea

        6. Rest of Asia-Pacific

      4. 5.3.4 Middle East & Africa

        1. GCC

        2. South Africa

        3. Rest of Middle East & Africa

      5. 5.3.5 South America

        1. Brazil

        2. Argentina

        3. Rest of South America


    1. 6.1 Company Profiles

      1. 6.1.1 Abiomed Inc.

      2. 6.1.2 BiVACOR Inc.

      3. 6.1.3 Abbott Laboratories (St. Jude Medical Inc.)

      4. 6.1.4 Berlin Heart GmbH

      5. 6.1.5 Calon Cardio

      6. 6.1.6 Jarvik Heart Inc.

      7. 6.1.7 MAQUET Holding BV & Co. KG

      8. 6.1.8 Medtronic PLC

      9. 6.1.9 SynCardia Systems LLC

      10. 6.1.10 Terumo Corporation

    2. *List Not Exhaustive

**Subject to Availability
**Competitive Landscape Covers- Business Overview, Financials, Products and Strategies, and Recent Developments

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Frequently Asked Questions

The Ventricular Assist Device Market market is studied from 2018 - 2026.

The Ventricular Assist Device Market is growing at a CAGR of 7.23% over the next 5 years.

Asia Pacific is growing at the highest CAGR over 2021- 2026.

North America holds highest share in 2020.

Abiomed Inc., BiVACOR Inc., Abbott Laboratories (St. Jude Medical Inc.), Medtronic PLC, Terumo Corporation are the major companies operating in Ventricular Assist Device Market.

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