Interventional Cardiology Devices | Medtech 360 | Market Insights | Japan

Publish date: December 2018

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The Japanese IC device market is large but mature. Although there is modest procedural growth in PCI volumes and favorable reimbursement supporting the adoption of new technologies, strong MHLW reimbursement cuts—particularly in the PTCA balloon catheter and coronary stent segments—will result in overall market contraction.

This Medtech 360 Report provides comprehensive data and analysis on the current state of the market for IC devices in Japan, with market projections across a 10-year period.


The lucrative Japanese coronary stent market saw the launch of a number of flagship DES devices between 2017 and 2018.

How have market dynamics changed between major competitors in the DES market in 2018?

What factors are driving the uptake of the newest generation of DES?

What successful strategies are competitors employing to promote sales of their newest devices in this highly competitive market?

What are some emerging technologies in the coronary stent market?

Emerging technologies such as FFRCT, resting-state FFR, and angiography-based FFR will influence the IC diagnostic landscape in Japan.

How will the adoption of FFRCT alter patient and procedure compositions in cardiac catheterization labs?

How will the emergence of alternative FFR modalities affect the FFR pressure guidewire market?

Biennial MHLW reimbursement cuts will continue to negatively affect the market values of the Japanese IC device segments.

Which markets will be most severely impacted by the MHLW reimbursement cuts?

To what degree will reimbursement cuts be compounded by market competition?

Table of contents

  • Japan
    • Abstract
    • Executive Summary
      • Market Highlights
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Developments
      • End-User Insights
      • Key Report Updates
      • Average Currency Exchange Rates
      • Procedures Covered
      • Products Covered
    • Version History
    • Interventional Cardiology Device Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
        • Clinical Data
        • Reimbursement
        • Regulatory Environment
        • Distribution and Sales Network
        • Physician Training and Marketing
        • Product Improvements and Innovations
        • Mergers, Acquisitions, and Partnerships
        • Emerging Technologies
      • Market Developments
    • Coronary Stent Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
        • Product Improvements and Innovations
    • PTCA Balloon Catheter Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Accessory Device Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
        • Physician Training and Marketing
        • Product Improvements and Innovations
    • Intravascular Imaging Catheter and Pressure Guidewire Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Coronary Atherectomy Device Market
      • Market Highlights
      • Market Definitions
      • Market Forecast Data
      • Competitive Highlights
      • Market Shares
      • Competitive Factors and Strategies
    • Appendix
      • Abbreviations
      • Bibliography

Author(s): Megha Maheshwari, MBA

Megha Maheshwari is a principal analyst within the Cardiovascular Medtech Insights team at Decision Resources Group, specializing in interventional cardiology, aortic repair, and coronary artery bypass graft device markets. In addition to a postgraduate diploma in Hospital Administration with a Certificate in International Medical Tourism and an Associate's degree in Nutrition and Child Care, Megha holds a Bachelor's degree in Physiotherapy from Hemwati Nandan Bahuguna Garhwal University and an MBA in Healthcare IT from NIMS University.