Holter monitors are portable electrocardiogram device which can be worn by the patient to note heart activities continuously for a certain period of time. Other electrocardiogram devices record these activities only for a limited period of time, however, a patient might agonize from uneven heartbeats at any point of time, thus require continuous nursing for a relatively longer period. Holter electrocardiogram devices are proficient in recording data for a much longer period and thus helps in transferring the recordings to doctors for diagnosis and analysis. Cardiovascular diseases has become a serious health issue across the globe. Hence, the healthcare industry is widely adopting innovative and new medical devices to safeguard improved medical care and is also investing in improved healthcare services. This is turn is augmenting the overall demand for enhanced patient monitoring equipment, thus driving the growth of global holter monitoring systems market. In addition, in order to avoid dangers associated with cardiovascular diseases, the monitoring devices are broadly employed by professionals who are more likely to be unprotected to dangerous factors which cause cardiovascular diseases. A Holter monitor also known as an occasionally ambulatory electrocardiography device is a portable equipment for the continuous monitoring of several electrical activities of the cardiovascular systems for minimum 24 hours. The Holter monitor helps in recording electrical indications from the heart through a sequence of electrodes which are attached to the patient’s chest. These electrodes are located on the bones to diminish the artefacts from muscular movement.
Since holter monitoring systems are non-invasive in nature and are proven effective and safe for the efficient monitoring of the patient, there is a huge demand for holter monitoring systems across the globe which is a key driving factor, fuelling the overall demand for holter monitoring devices. However, healthcare services especially in the underdeveloped and emerging economies lack skilled and trained staff and suitable health care substructure, thus affecting the adoption of Holter electrocardiogram devices. In addition, vast presence of various small market players is in turn impacting the growth opportunities for international players to a major extent. The major players in the global holter monitoring devices market have deep-rooted distribution channels while the small and local players are creating barriers for smaller players to enter the global Holter monitoring systems market.
The global holter monitoring systems market can be segmented on the basis of type, end user and geography. On the basis of type, the global holter monitoring systems market can be segmented into monitoring devices, event monitoring devices and holter monitoring software. On the basis of end user, the global holter monitoring systems market can be segmented into hospitals, diagnostic centres, clinics and ambulatory surgical centres. On the basis of geography, the global holter monitoring systems market can be segmented into North America, Asia Pacific, Europe and Rest of the World.
Some of the major players in the global holter monitoring devices market include Mortara Instrument, Schiller AG, GE Healthcare, Welch Allyn (Hill-rom Company, Inc.), , Fukuda Denshi Co. Ltd., Koninklijke Philips N.V., Nihon Kohden Corporation, , Inc. and Spacelabs Healthcare, Inc. among others.
The global holter monitoring systems market can be segmented:
• Monitoring devices
• Event monitoring devices
• Holter monitoring software
• Diagnostic centres
• Ambulatory surgical centres
• North America
• Asia Pacific
• Rest of the World