Global Mechanical Ventilators Market 2014-2018: Key Vendors are Carefusion, Covidien, Drager Medical, MAQUET Gmbh & Co and Phillips Healthcare

Dublin, Dec. 8, 2014 (GLOBE NEWSWIRE) -- Research and Markets ( has announced the addition of the "Global Mechanical Ventilators Market 2014-2018" report to their offering.

A mechanical ventilator is a life-supporting medical device used to assist or replace a patient's breathing. A mechanical ventilation is generally the last resort for a patient who is having difficulty breathing and cannot maintain adequate oxygenation to maintain life. Patients with respiratory disorders such as COPD may require the need of mechanical ventilators.

Mechanical ventilators can be positive pressure type and negative pressure type depending on the method of delivery of oxygen into the lungs by the ventilator. Positive pressure mechanical ventilators involve air (or another gas mix) being pushed into the trachea of the patient while with negative pressure mechanical ventilators the air is sucked inside.

In general, mechanical ventilators are connected through an endotracheal tube that is placed in the windpipe of the patient (known as invasive ventilators). Some of the latest mechanical ventilators assist breathing through a mask or mouthpiece (non-invasive ventilators).

The report, the Global Mechanical Ventilators Market 2014-2018, has been prepared based on an in-depth market analysis with inputs from industry experts. The report covers the Americas and the EMEA and APAC regions; it also covers the Global Mechanical Ventilators market landscape and its growth prospects in the coming years. The report also includes a discussion of the key vendors operating in this market.

The Healthcare industry witnessed a paradigm shift from providing hospital care to home healthcare over the last decade. This has led to the development and adoption of HMV systems to improve the patient's quality of life. For instance, Respironics Trilogy 202 ventilator by Phillips Healthcare offers several ventilation modes and breathing circuit configurations to be used at home. Patients in need of continual or life-long ventilator support are considered a cost burden on hospital administration. Hence, to reduce hospital costs, there has been a growing trend of shifting such patients to non-hospital settings.

According to the report, the Global Mechanical Ventilators market has several growth drivers, of which the increasing aging population is one of the major drivers. The aging population is more susceptible to developing respiratory diseases. The growing number of aged patients in ICUs has raised the demand for mechanical ventilators.

Further, the report states that one of the major challenges is the potential complications with mechanical ventilator usage. Some common complications include nasal trauma, tooth avulsion, oral-pharyngeal laceration, laceration of the vocal cords, and tracheal laceration, perforation, and hypoxemia.

Key Topics Covered:

01. Executive Summary

02. List of Abbreviations

03. Scope of the Report

04. Market Research Methodology

05. Introduction

06. Market Landscape

07. Market Segmentation by Application

08. Indicators for Mechanical Ventilation

09. Geographical Segmentation

10. Buying Criteria

11. Market Growth Drivers

12. Drivers and their Impact

13. Market Challenges

14. Impact of Drivers and Challenges

15. Market Trends

16. Trends and their Impact

17. Vendor Landscape

18. Key Vendor Analysis

19. Other Reports in this Series

Companies Mentioned:

  • Carefusion Corp.
  • Covidien plc
  • Drager Medical GmbH
  • MAQUET Gmbh & Co. KG
  • Phillips Healthcare
  • Acoma Medical Industry Co. Ltd.
  • Bunnell Inc.
  • GE Healthcare Ltd.
  • Mindray Medical International Ltd.
  • ResMed Inc.
  • Smiths Medical
  • Teleflex Inc

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