As the number of surgical procedures increases in the future, the demand for guidewires will also witness a surge. During catheterization, either as part of a diagnostic or surgical procedure, a guidewire is pushed through a vein or artery to the desired organ or tissue inside the body. The guidewire is then used to ascertain the path the catheter is to take through the body. After the catheter is inserted, the guidewire is pulled out. Unlike the past, people are now opting for surgeries to prevent disability and save their lives, as such procedures have become advanced and more accessible.
Keeping in tune with the increasing number of surgical procedures, the guidewires market growth during the forecast period of 2018–2023 will be driven by an increase in the demand for minimally invasive surgeries (MISs), growing prevalence of chronic and lifestyle-related disorders, and favorable reimbursement scenario.
The growth in the cases of cardiovascular disorders (CVDs) will lead to an increase in the demand for coronary interventional procedures, such as percutaneous transluminal angioplasty (PTA) and percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA). According to a report by the European Association of Cardio-Thoracic Surgery (EACTS) in 2015, the demand for MISs to treat cardiac disorders has risen at a fast pace in the last 10–15 years. These procedures will see a significant rise in volume in the future as well, which will ultimately lead to the increase in the demand for guidewires.
Considering with these facts, P&S Intelligence states that the Asia-Pacific (APAC) guidewires market will register the fastest growth in the forecast period. This advance will be driven by the rising prevalence of lifestyle-associated diseases, improving healthcare infrastructure, growing geriatric population, surging medical tourism activities, and rising cases of chronic diseases. As per the International Diabetes Federation Atlas, the number of diabetic people in India and China stood at 72.9 million and 114.4 million, respectively, in 2017, and it is predicted to reach 134.3 million in India and 119.8 million in China by 2045.
Thus, the rising incidence of lifestyle diseases and cardiac diseases will generate an ample demand for guidewires in the future.