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Cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) comprise disorders and conditions related to circulatory system which include heart and vascular system. The global cardiovascular drugs market was valued approximately US$ 80.0 Bn in 2016 and is anticipated to register CAGR of over 1.0% from 2017 to 2025 to reach value of approximately US$ 91.0 Bn by 2025. Drug classes used to treat cardiovascular indications such as hyperlipidemia, hypertension are likely to fuel expansion of the global cardiovascular drugs market from 2017 to 2025.

Cardiovascular diseases are one of the leading causes of death worldwide. According to American Heart Association, in 2015, approximately 41.5% of the U.S. population was suffering from some form of cardiovascular disease, it is further estimated that this prevalence is likely to increase to 45% by 2035. Sedentary lifestyle, changing dietary habits and surge in associated risk factors are likely to increase the number of patients with cardiovascular diseases. According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) of the U.S., high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and smoking are key risk factors for heart disease. About half of the population of the U.S. (47%) have at least one of these three risk factors. To treat the diseases, key players are investing in to develop new drugs with better efficacy and less side effects. Launch of PCSK9 inhibitors (Praluent) for treating hyperlipidemia in 2016 is likely to fuel expansion of anti-hyperlipidemia drugs market segment by 2025 augmenting global cardiovascular drugs market. However, recent expiry of patent exclusivity of blockbuster cardiovascular drugs has led to plethora of generic drugs which is likely to hamper global cardiovascular drugs market.


There are many unmet needs in global cardiovascular drugs market which create huge opportunities for existing players and new entrants in global market. Biologics provide ample opportunities for players operating in the global cardiovascular drugs market. Recent developments in biologic cardiovascular drugs such as Pfizer’s PCSK9 inhibitor, Esperion Therapeutics’ novel LDL-lowering drug ETC-1002 and Merck’s CETP inhibitor anacetrapib, uncovers the potential of these drugs. Blockbuster drugs are losing their patent exclusivity which has set a trend to introduce generics in market by local as well as international players. For instance, Crestor launched by Astrazeneca and indicated for the treatment of hyperlipidemia, lost patent in early 2016 and in April 2016, the U.S. FDA approved first generic to this drug to Watson Pharmaceuticals Inc.

The global cardiovascular drugs market has been segmented on the basis of drug class, indication, distribution channel and geography. Among drug class, anti-clotting agents segment is projected to lead the market and is expected to continue its dominance during the forecast period followed by anti-hyperlipidemia segment. Introduction of new anti-hyperlipidemia drug such as PCSK9 Inhibitor (Praluent) and increasing incidences of hyperlipidemia is likely to propel expansion of the segment. Among indications, hypertension was the leading revenue generating segment in 2016 and it is likely to continue its dominance during the forecast period. Arrhythmia segment of indication is likely to lose its market share during the forecast period owing to shift of preference from anti-arrhythmia drugs to advanced implantable cardiovascular devices such as pacemakers. Among various distribution channels, retail pharmacies was the leading distribution channel in 2016 and is likely to account for leading share during the forecast period.

Geographically, North America captured lion’s share of global cardiovascular drugs market in 2016. However increasing adoption of generics in the U.S. is key concern area among key players. Asia Pacific market is projected to gain market share during the forecast period and is likely to be key revenue generator in the coming years. Initiatives by local governments to attain self-sufficiency in manufacturing pharmaceuticals and incentives  for generic production in countries such as Brazil, South Africa, Saudi Arabia, etc. is likely to boost market growth in Latin America and Middle East & Africa.

Key companies operating in the global cardiovascular drugs market and profiled in the report include AstraZeneca plc., Bayer AG, Merck & Co., Inc., Sanofi, Pfizer, Inc., Eli Lilly & Company among others. These players are adopting organic and in-organic growth strategies to expand their product offerings, strengthen their geographical reach, increase customer base and garner market share. For instance, in December 2015, AstraZeneca acquired ZS pharma which added pipeline biological drug for chronic heart failure to AstraZeneca’s existing cardiovascular drugs pipeline. In another instance, in 2016, Sanofi launched new cardiovascular drug Praluent for treatment of hyperlipidemia.

Alarming Rise in the Cases of Cardiovascular Diseases and Disorders to Propel the Growth Opportunities across the Cardiovascular Drugs Market

Cases related to cardiovascular disorders and diseases have increase manifold over the years. The growing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases has resulted in the formation of novel drugs and formulations for rapid treatment. The growing demand for such products will bring immense growth opportunities for the cardiovascular drugs market during the assessment period of 2017-2025.

  • Cardiovascular diseases include coronary heart disease, hyperlipidemia, myocardial infarction, disorders of the blood vessels, and others. The drugs used to treat all these diseases and disorders are known as cardiovascular drugs. The heightening popularity of these drugs for quick relief from a number of diseases will bring immense growth prospects across the forecast period.
  • Heart disease is the leading cause of death in the United States as per the study by the Centers for Disease Health and Prevention (CDC),. The CDC also estimates that one individual in the United States dies every second from cardiovascular disease. These alarming statistics raise concerns about the need for controlling the menace. Thus, all these aspects are laying a red carpet of growth for the cardiovascular drugs market.
  • The players in the cardiovascular drugs market are always involved in research and development activities. They invest heavily in these activities for exploring novel insights and discovering new formulations, ultimately leading to a boost in revenues.
  • The players also indulge in strategic collaborations. The collaborations assist in propelling the influence of the players in the cardiovascular drugs market. Mergers, acquisitions, collaborations, and joint ventures form the foundation of growth. Thus, all these factors help in increasing the growth rate of the cardiovascular drugs market.
  • The COVID-19 pandemic has a little negative impact on the cardiovascular drugs market. The healthcare and pharmaceuticals sector was exempted from the strict lockdown restrictions and hence, the cardiovascular drugs market was protected from disruptions.

Global Cardiovascular Drugs Market: Overview

Cardiovascular drugs are widely used for treating various heart related dysfunction. With increasing number of cardiovascular diseases across the globe is the major driving factor for the growth of the cardiovascular diseases. According to the study conducted by Global Burden of Diseases estimate that the death rate due to CVD is 235 per 100000 in global population. According to WHO, cardiovascular diseases account for 31% deaths globally which is approximately 17.7 million individuals. Out of these 80% of the CVD deaths are due to stroke and heart attacks.  Factors such as sedentary lifestyle, excess consumption of alcohol, stress, unhealthy eating habits, smoking are all factors responsible for the increase in the number of cardiovascular disorders among young population too.

The global cardiovascular drugs market report comprises an elaborate executive summary, which includes a market snapshot that provides information about various segments of the market. It also provides information and data analysis of the global market with respect to the segments based on drug class, indication, distribution channel and geography. A detailed qualitative analysis of drivers and restraints of the market and opportunities has been provided in the market overview section. In addition, the section comprises competitive matrix and company profiles with business overview to understand the competitive landscape in the market. This section of the report also provides market attractiveness analysis, by geography and market share analysis by key players, thus presenting a thorough analysis of the overall competitive scenario in the global cardiovascular drugs market.

Global Cardiovascular Drugs Market: Key Segments

Based on drug class the global cardiovascular drugs market is segmented into renin-angiotensin system blockers, beta blockers, diuretics, anti-clotting agents (anti-coagulants and platelet aggregation inhibitors), antihyperlipidemics, other antihypertensive, calcium channel blockers and others. The renin-angiotensin system blockers segment is further classified into ACE inhibitors and angiotensin receptor blockers and the anti-clotting agents segment is further segmented into anti-coagulants and platelet aggregation inhibitors. The drug class segments have been analyzed based on incidence of diseases, awareness regarding early diagnosis and presence of key players in the region. The market size and forecast for each of these segments have been provided for the period from 2015 to 2025, along with their respective CAGRs for the forecast period from 2017 to 2025, considering 2016 as the base year.

According to indication the global cardiovascular drugs market is segmented into hypertension, hyperlipidemia, coronary artery diseases, peripheral artery disease, arrhythmia and others. The market size and forecast for each of these segments have been provided for the period from 2015 to 2025, along with their respective CAGRs for the forecast period from 2017 to 2025, considering 2016 as the base year.

Global Cardiovascular Drugs Market: Regional Outlook

Geographically, the global cardiovascular drugs market has been categorized into five major regions and the key countries in the respective region: North America (the U.S., Canada), Europe (the U.K., Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Rest of Europe), Asia Pacific (China, Japan, India, Australia & New Zealand and Rest of Asia Pacific), Latin America (Brazil, Mexico and Rest of Latin America) and Middle East & Africa (South Africa, GCC Region, Israel and Rest of Middle East & Africa). The market size and forecast for each of these regions and the mentioned countries have been provided for the period from 2015 to 2025, along with their respective CAGRs for the forecast period from 2017 to 2025, considering 2016 as the base year. The research study also covers the competitive scenario in these regions.

Companies Mentioned in Report

The report also profiles the major players in the market and provides various attributes such as company overview, financial overview, product portfolio, business strategies, and recent developments. Major companies profiled in the cardiovascular drugs market are AstraZeneca, Pfizer Inc., Novartis AG, Merck & Co. Inc., Bristol-Myers Squibb Company, Bayer AG, Sanofi, Boehringer Ingelheim GmbH, F. Hoffmann-La Roche Ltd., Abbott Laboratories, Gilead Sciences, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, Astellas Pharma, Inc., Eli Lilly and Company, Otsuka Holdings Co., Ltd., Takeda Pharmaceuticals Company Limited and others.

The global cardiovascular drugs market has been segmented as follows:

Drug Class

  • Renin-Angiotensin System Blockers
    • ACE Inhibitors
    • Angiotensin Receptor Blockers
  • Beta Blockers
  • Diuretics
  • Anti-Clotting Agents
    • Anti-Coagulants
    • Platelet Aggregation Inhibitors
  • Antihyperlipidemics
  • Other Antihypertensive
  • Calcium Channel Blockers
  • Others


  • Hypertension
  • Hyperlipidemia
  • Coronary Artery Disease
  • Peripheral Artery Disease
  • Arrhythmia
  • Others

Distribution Channel

  • Hospital Pharmacy
  • Retail Pharmacy
  • Online Pharmacy


  • North America
    • U.S.
    • Canada
  • Europe
    • Germany
    • U.K.
    • France
    • Italy
    • Spain
    • Rest of Europe
  • Asia Pacific
    • Japan
    • China
    • India
    • Australia & New Zealand
    • Rest of Asia Pacific
  • Latin America
    • Brazil
    • Mexico
    • Rest of Latin America
  • Middle East and Africa
    • South Africa
    • GCC Region
    • Israel
    • Rest of Middle East & Africa

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