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Pacemakers Market Size, Share, Industry, Forecast and outlook (2023-2030)

Published: 2023 April 11
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Pacemakers Market is segmented By Implantability (External Pacemaker, Implantable Pacemaker), By Technology (Dual-chamber Pacemaker, Single-chamber Pacemaker, Biventricular/CRT Pacemaker), By Application (Arrhythmia, Atrial Fibrillation, Bradycardia, Tachycardia, and others), By End-User (Hospitals and Cardiac Centers, Ambulatory Surgical Center), and By Region (North America, Latin America, Europe, Asia Pacific, Middle East, and Africa) – Share, Size, Outlook, and Opportunity Analysis, 2023-2030 


Pacemakers Market Report Overview

The Global Pacemakers Market report provides an analysis of the market shares, size, recent trends, future market outlook, and competitive intelligence. The demand for pacemakers, which are electronic medical devices used to manage abnormal heart rhythms, is increasing due to the growing prevalence of cardiovascular diseases and an aging global population. The market is witnessing a surge in demand from the Asia-Pacific region, driven by changing lifestyles, increasing healthcare awareness, and improving healthcare infrastructure. The competitive rivalry is intensifying with major players such as Medtronic plc, Abbott Laboratories, Boston Scientific Corporation, and others actively operating in the market.

Pacemakers are medical devices used to deliver electrical pulses to the heart, to maintain a normal heart rate. These devices are used for the treatment of heart medical complications/conditions such as arrhythmias and heart failure.

As per DataM Intelligence, Pacemakers Market study analysis offers an in-depth outlook on the market containing quantitative and qualitative data. It gives an outlook and forecast of the global market based on market segmentation. It also provides global Pacemakers Market size, and growth, along with the latest trends, opportunities, and forecast till 2030 for the global market with esteem to major countries such as the United States, Canada, Brazil, Germany, Italy, Spain, United Kingdom, Russia, European countries, United Arab Emirates, Saudi Arabia, South Africa, Japan, China, India, South Korea, Australia, and rest of the countries over the globe.

Among all regions, the North American region is expected to hold the largest share of the global market over the forecast period. Pacemakers Market in the United States and Canada produces the utmost share. Whereas the European Pacemakers Market is projected to continue its presence globally from 2023 to 2030.

Pacemakers Market Scope and Summary



Market CAGR


Segments Covered

By Implantability, By Technology, By Application, By End-User, and By Region

Report Insights Covered

Competitive Landscape Analysis, Company Profile Analysis, Market Size, Share, Growth, Demand, Recent Developments, Mergers and acquisitions, New Product Launches, Growth Strategies, Revenue Analysis, and Other key insights.

Fastest Growing Region

Asia Pacific

Largest Market Share 

North America


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Pacemakers Market Dynamics and Trends

The global pacemakers market growth is driven by several factors such as the rising prevalence of heart diseases, favorable reimbursement scenario, growing geriatric population, and technological advancements in the devices.

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) are one of the major causes of death globally. An estimated 17.9 million people died from CVDs in 2016, representing 31% of all global deaths. Of these deaths, 85% are due to heart attack and stroke. Over three-quarters of CVD deaths take place in low- and middle-income countries. Out of the 17 million premature deaths (under the age of 70) due to non-communicable diseases in 2015, 82% are in low- and middle-income countries, and 37% are caused by CVDs. Between 2013 and 2016, 121.5 million American adults had some form of cardiovascular disease. In 2016, Coronary Heart Disease was the leading cause (43.2%) of deaths attributable to cardiovascular disease in the US, followed by stroke (16.9%), High Blood Pressure (9.8%), Heart Failure (9.3%), diseases of the arteries (3.0%), and other cardiovascular diseases (17.7%). People with cardiovascular disease or who are at high cardiovascular risk (due to the presence of one or more risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, hyperlipidemia, or already established disease) need early detection and management using counseling and medicines, as appropriate.

In addition, the rising prevalence of arrhythmias is also driving the demand for pacemakers globally. According to the American Heart Association’s statistics, the prevalence rate of Atrial fibrillation (AF) in people younger than 65 years of age is approximately 2%, while the rate increases to about 9% in people aged more than 65 years. Also, the increasing use of alcohol, tobacco, a sedentary lifestyle, and certain over-the-counter drugs are leading to the risk of arrhythmias.

The pacemaker market is also growing due to rising advancements in pacemaker technologies over the past few years. One of the biggest trends in pacemaker technology is the battery-free pacemaker. Pacemakers rely on bulky batteries, which have to be swapped out at regular intervals due to their short lifespans. To overcome the challenge, in April 2019, researchers from China and the U.S. developed an alternative battery-free pacemaker that gathers its required electricity from the energy of heartbeats.

However, the high cost of pacemaker devices is a major restraint hindering the growth of the market. Implanted heart devices like pacemakers and stents cost two to six times more in the U.S. than in Germany, where costs are among the lowest in Europe. A commonly used pacemaker costs $4,200 in the U.S. and $1,400 in Germany. For patients not covered by insurance, a pacemaker, and heart-assist implant can cost $19,000-$96,000 or more, depending on the type of pacemaker, the location, and the length of the hospital stay. For example, the Healthcare Bluebook estimates a total price of $19,651 for patients in the Columbus, OH, area, including placement of the pacemaker, surgery, anesthesia, and a five-day hospital stay.

Pacemakers are not affordable to everyone due to their high cost. According to Mexican government reports, more than half of the population does not have access to social security or private insurance that covers a pacemaker implant, and 44% live in poverty. Recycling donated, explanted pacemakers offer a new option for these patients. In November 2017, according to a study presented at the 30th Mexican Congress of Cardiology, Mexican doctors safely reused donated pacemakers after sterilization. Thus, it creates the possibility for patients to receive a pacemaker who otherwise could not afford it.

There is a shift in the adoption of conventional pacemakers towards technologically advanced non-invasive ultrasound-based pacemakers, cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemakers (CRT-P), implantable cardioverter-defibrillator (ICD), and leadless pacemakers. The leadless pacemaker was developed to avoid the complications associated with the leads and surgical pocket required when placing a traditional pacemaker.  In April 2016, Medtronic won the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval of the Micra leadless pacemaker to the market. The device is 25.9 mm long, 6.7 mm wide, and weighs 2 grams. It is inserted with a catheter through the femoral vein with a 23 French introducer, advanced into the right ventricle, then attached to the endocardium. These new technological pacemakers are expected to create various opportunities for the pacemaker market globally.

Pacemakers Market Segmentation

Based on technology, the global pacemaker market is segmented into single-chamber pacemakers, dual-chamber pacemakers, and biventricular/CRT pacemakers. The single-chamber pacemaker has one lead that connects the pulse generator to one chamber of the heart. A Dual-chamber pacemaker is a device with two leads that regulates the pace of contractions of both chambers. The dual-chamber pacemakers held a significant market share in 2018, owing to some factors such as reduced post-surgical complications and the presence of two leads to assure normal physiology of the heart. Manufacturers are developing new technological pacemakers that are driving the growth of the market. For instance, in November 2017, Medtronic plc received U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and U.S. commercial launch for its portfolio of Azure(TM) pacemakers with BlueSync(TM) technology. Available in both single chamber and dual chamber models, the Azure XT MRI and Azure S MRI pacemakers offer improved longevity, estimated at 13.7 years (dual chamber) or 27 percent longer than its predecessor, so patients likely need fewer device replacements. The new pacemakers also allow patients to have MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) scans in either 1.5 or 3 Tesla (T) machines.

The biventricular/CRT pacemaker is the fastest-growing segment with an estimated market share of around 2.1X times by 2026 from 2019, owing to the presence of multiple leads. A biventricular pacemaker, also known as a cardiac resynchronization therapy (CRT) device, has three leads connected to the right atrium and both ventricles. It is used to treat people with arrhythmias caused by advanced heart failure. With rising advancements in technology, the key players are launching new CRT pacemakers in the market. For instance, in August 2017, Biotronik announced U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval and commercial availability of Edora HF-T QP, an MR conditional quadripolar (QP) cardiac resynchronization therapy pacemaker (CRT-P) with MRI (magnetic resonance imaging) AutoDetect technology.

Based on application, the pacemakers market is segmented into Atrial Fibrillation, Bradycardia, Arrhythmia, and Tachycardia. Among these, Atrial fibrillation holds a significant market share over the forecast period (2019-2026). Atrial fibrillation, often called AFib or AF, is the most common type of heart arrhythmia.  According to the CDC, an estimated 2.7–6.1 million people in the United States have AFib. With the aging of the U.S. population, this number is expected to increase. Approximately 2% of people younger than age 65 have AFib, while about 9% of people aged 65 years or older have AFib. African Americans are less likely than those of European descent to have AFib. Because AFib cases increase with age and women generally live longer than men, more women than men experience AFib. The major players are launching advanced technological pacemakers for patients having Atrial Fibrillation, hence leading to the growth of the market. For instance, in November 2017, Medtronic plc received the U.S. FDA approval and U.S. commercial launch for its portfolio of Azure(TM) pacemakers with BlueSync(TM) technology. The Azure XT pacemaker features the Medtronic Reactive ATP(TM) (atrial-based anti-tachycardia pacing) algorithm, which was shown in the MINERVA Trial and real-world studies to slow the progression of atrial fibrillation (AF) in patients with implanted cardiac devices.

Pacemakers Market​​​​​​​ Geographical Analysis

North America is dominating the global pacemakers market in 2018 and is estimated to hold the largest market size over the forecast period (2019-2026), owing to the rising prevalence of cardiovascular disease, high obesity rates, and a favorable reimbursement environment. According to Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) statistics, more than three million people in the United States suffer from atrial fibrillation, which is the most common type of abnormal heart rhythm, and the number is expected to quadruple by 2050. According to the American Heart Association, cardiovascular disease accounted for 840,678 deaths in the US in 2016, approximately 1 of every 3 deaths.

In the last few years, the introduction of the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA)-cleared MRI-conditional models is a trend in the pacemakers market. According to Biotronik, more than 6 million people aged 65 or older undergo an MRI scan in the United States every year, and 20% of pacemaker patients need an MRI within the first two years of implant. According to the Mayo Clinic, approximately 75% of patients who have an implantable cardiac device will need an MRI in their lifetime. In April 2016, Boston Scientific received FDA clearance for a suite of products deemed safe for use in MRI environments. It allows patients to undergo MR imaging exams without harm to the device or changes to the device settings. Pacemakers without MRI-conditional use technology usually prevented patients from being able to get an MRI.

In Sweden, most pacemakers per million inhabitants were implanted in Northern Sweden in 2017, where 990 patients per million inhabitants got a pacemaker implanted. The second most common was in Southern Sweden, where 721 per million inhabitants implanted a pacemaker. More than 700,000 pacemakers are implanted annually worldwide, including about 35,000 in the UK.

Pacemakers Companies and Competitive Landscape

Some of the major players in the Pacemakers market are Abbott Inc. (ST. Jude Medical), Medtronic PLC, Boston Scientific Corporation, Biotronik, Lepu Medical Co. Ltd, Livanova, Osypka Medical, Shree Pacetronix, Oscar, and Medico Spa. The key players are adopting various key strategies such as product launches, mergers & acquisitions, partnerships, and collaborations which are contributing to the growth of the pacemakers market globally. For instance,

In May 2019, The US FDA and India’s CDSCO flagged battery issues with Medtronic Inc’s CRT-P’s. The FDA raised an alarm over premature battery depletion associated with certain models, which could lead to the devices losing power and triggering a medical emergency.

In January 2019, MicroPort Scientific Corporation agreed to invest 350 million euros in France over the next five years towards developing pacemakers and defibrillators in the country.

In March 2018, Biotronik Inc launched their 1 st 3-Tesla Full body MRI scan-approved pacemakers in Japan. The new pacemakers will allow patients full access to MRIs without exclusion zone restrictions.

In November 2017, LivaNova pulled out of the cardiac rhythm management devices segment by selling the business to Shanghai-based company MicroPort for $190 million.

In February 2017, Medtronic received CE Mark certification for its Next Generation Cardiac Resynchronization Therapy-Pacemakers.

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What is the Projected CAGR value of the Pacemakers Market?
The Pacemakers Market is expected to grow at a high CAGR of 3% during the forecasting period 2023-2030.
Which region controlled the global market during 2023-2030?
North American region Controls the Pacemakers Market during 2023-2030.
Which is the fastest-growing region in the Pacemakers Market?
Among all regions, Asia Pacific is the fastest-growing market share during the forecast period.
Who are the key players in the Pacemakers Market?
Abbott Inc. (ST. Jude Medical), Medtronic PLC, Boston Scientific Corporation, Biotronik, Lepu Medical Co. Ltd, Livanova, Osypka Medical, Shree Pacetronix, Oscar, and Medico Spa.
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