Defibrillator devices are used in treating life-threatening sudden cardiac arrest caused due to cardiac arrhythmias, particularly ventricular fibrillation and pulseless ventricular tachycardia. The global defibrillators market was valued at USD 9.3 billion in 2012, and is expected to grow at a CAGR of 6.2% to reach an estimated value of USD 14.2 billion by 2019. Sudden cardiac arrest is one of the major reasons for deaths across the globe with more than 300,000 deaths only in the United States alone. A defibrillator device depolarizes critical part of a heart muscle thereby helping in restoration of normal heart rhythm. If SCA victims receive cardiopulmonary resuscitation (CPR) and defibrillation within 5 to 12 minutes of cardiac arrest, many lives can be saved. The most significant factors for the growth of global defibrillators market are – 
  • Growing incidences of cardiovascular diseases and disorders
  • Aging of baby boomer population in the U.S.
  • Increasing demand from emerging countries of Asia-Pacific and the Middle-East
  • Increasing trend towards installations of AEDs at workplaces by businesses 
The global defibrillators market has been segmented by product types, by end-users and by geography. On the basis of defibrillator types, the market is divided into advanced life support (ALS) defibrillators, automated external defibrillators (AEDs), implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) and wearable defibrillators. In 2012, implantable defibrillator devices accounted for the largest share by revenue of the global defibrillators market while the advanced life support defibrillators segment stood second in the global defibrillator market. The larger share of market is captured by implantable cardioverter defibrillators (ICDs) due to the rise in ICD implantations for preventing death from sudden cardiac arrest. Other factors such as accuracy in analyzing cardiac rhythm and quick response time for delivering shock are expected to drive the market in the near future.
The global defibrillators market is also segmented by end-users into hospitals, homes, public or community access, emergency medical services and business workplace. The defibrillators market was largely dominated by hospitals as end-user category contributing to more than 90% of the total market. The huge demand for defibrillators from hospitals is largely accounted for the ICD implantations and continuous demand for ALS defibrillators. In the near future, number of AED installations at large hospitals are expected to increase. In addition, the developing healthcare infrastructure in the emerging nations such as China, India and Brazil are expected to drive the demand for defibrillators. The demand of AEDs for public access and installations at businesses workplace are on a rise and expected to grow rapidly during the forecast period. The AEDs have gained critical importance due to easy operability of these devices which allows even laypersons to use them in case of emergency.
The global defibrillators market is also segmented by geography into six major regions, namely, North America, Europe, Asia-Pacific, Middle-East, Latin America and Africa. In 2012, North America was the largest market for defibrillator devices amongst all geographic segments but is expected to grow at a slower CAGR of 5.7% during the forecast period 2013 to 2019. Asia-Pacific and Middle-East are expected to grow at a comparatively faster pace than North America and Europe owing to the large patient base, increasing incidences of cardiovascular diseases and rising per capita expenditure on healthcare. The increasing awareness about utility of defibrillators in the Middle-East, especially in U.A.E and the support from government is contributing to growth of the market in this region. 
The global defibrillator market is consolidated with very few large players in the market. In recent years, many mergers and acquisitions have taken place in the market, one such significant acquisition was of Zoll Medical Corporation being acquired by a Japanese company Asahi Kasei Corporation. Some of the major players in the global defibrillators market include Biotronik SE& Co.KG, Boston Scientific Corporation, Defibtech LLC, GE Healthcare Ltd., HeartSine Technologies Inc., Medtronic, Inc., Nihon Kohden Corporation, Philips Healthcare, St. Jude Medical Inc., and Zoll Medical Corporation.

The increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases and aging of baby boomers are the key factors supporting growth exhibited by the global defibrillators market. Defibrillator devices are used in the treatment of sudden cardiac arrests, which could prove life threatening, caused due to cardiac arrhythmias. The demand for defibrillators is particularly high in countries across Asia Pacific and the Middle East. Transparency Market Research (TMR) predicts that the increasing trend of installation of automated external defibrillators across workplaces will give significant impetus to the global defibrillators market. 

For the purpose of the study, the global defibrillators market has been segmented based on end user, product type, and geography. By type, the market has been classified into automated external defibrillators (AEDs), advanced life support (ALS) defibrillators, wearable defibrillators, and implantable cardioverter defibrillators. (ICDs). Of these, holding a larger share ICDs emerged dominant in the market in 2012. Regionally, the global market has been segmented into Asia Pacific, the Middle East, Africa, Europe, North America, and Latin America. 

The report provides an in-depth overview of the global defibrillators market, studying the factors influencing its trajectory during the forecast period between 2013 and 2019. Besides studying the impact of the prevailing socio-economic factors, the report also presents an executive-level overview of the prevailing competitive landscape. It thus includes the profiles of the leading companies operating in the market, and detail pertaining to the strategies adopted by them. 

Global Defibrillators Market: Overview 

TMR projects the global defibrillators market to exhibit a CAGR of 6.2% between 2013 and 2019. The market stood at US$9.3 bn in 2012 and is expected to reach a valuation of US$9.3 bn by the end of 2019. 

By end user, the global defibrillators market has been segmented into homes, hospitals, community access or public, business workplace and emergency medical services. Of these, the hospitals segment dominated the global market, with a share of 90% in 2012. The continuously increasing demand for ALS defibrillators and ICD implantation is aiding the installation of defibrillators across hospitals. Besides this, the market is also expected to gain from the rising healthcare expenditure by governments across emerging nations such as India, China, and Brazil. 

With the installation of AEDs for public access and businesses workplace on the rise, the global defibrillators market is projected to expand at a robust pace in the near future. Furthermore, AEDs have gained importance due to their easy operability of the devices, which enables even laypersons to use them during emergency. 

Among the key regional segments of the market, North America emerged dominant in 2012. The region is expected to rise at a CAGR of 5.7% from 2013 to 2019. However, TMR forecasts the Middle East and Asia Pacific to report growth at a faster rate during the forecast period. The increasing incidence of cardiovascular diseases in these regions, rising healthcare investments, and the increasing willingness among people to spend on advanced treatments are expected fuel growth of the defibrillators market in Asia Pacific and the Middle East. 

Companies Mentioned in Report 

To study the completion prevailing in the market, the report has profiled companies such as Biotronik SE& Co.KG, Boston Scientific Corporation, Defibtech LLC, Medtronic, Inc., GE Healthcare Ltd., Philips Healthcare, HeartSine Technologies Inc., Nihon Kohden Corporation, St. Jude Medical Inc., and Zoll Medical Corporatio. 

Global Defibrillators Market is segmented as: 

  • Global Defibrillators Market, by Products
    • Advanced Life Support Defibrillators (ALS)
    • Automated External Defibrillators (AED)
    • Implantable Defibrillators
    • Wearable Defibrillators
    • Business Workplace 
  • Global Defibrillators Market, by End Users
    • Hospitals
    • Home
    • Public Access
    • Emergency Medical Services 
  • Global Defibrillators Market, by Geography
    • North America
    • Europe
    • Asia-Pacific
    • Middle-East
    • Latin America
    • Africa 

This report gives you access to decisive data such as: 

  • Market growth drivers
  • Factors limiting market growth
  • Current market trends
  • Market structure
  • Market projections for the coming years 

Key highlights of this report 

  • Overview of key market forces propelling and restraining market growth
  • Up-to-date analyses of market trends and technological improvements
  • Pin-point analyses of market competition dynamics to offer you a competitive edge
  • An analysis of strategies of major competitors
  • An array of graphics and SWOT analysis of major industry segments
  • Detailed analyses of industry trends
  • A well-defined technological growth map with an impact-analysis
  • Offers a clear understanding of the competitive landscape and key product segments