All of us have heard of the term ECG or EKG or EEG. Some of us have even undergone these tests to determine whether the organs in our body are functioning properly and according to the satisfactory levels. What are these tests? How does it help in the determination of our health conditions? The answer is simple and easily and readily available.
The various tests that have been mentioned above are a part of a science that is known as electrophysiology. Electrophysiology studies the inherent properties of electrical nature that is present in the tissues and cells of the human body. As a part of the medical science stream, electrophysiology is widely used to monitor the electrical activity that takes place in the neurons as the neurons are the basic networks that connect the brain cells to the rest of the body. It is necessary to monitor electrical activity in the body because sometimes, there can be some trigger situations that can set off chemical reactions in the body and spike up the electrical activity in the brain. This can lead to diseases like Epilepsy and can cause seizures and other disorders. Once a seizure occurs, it will keep occurring for unless it is managed and kept under control. Hence it is necessary to monitor these activities. There are a number of machines that are available to monitor this activity on behalf of the medical professionals.
Market for Electrophysiology devices:
Electrophysiology devices are found almost in every hospital, clinic, nursing homes etc. There are also many portable devices that are available that can monitor the vitals from time to time. These devices can be used to monitor various vitals of different organs including the brain, heart etc.The market for these devices is growing with proportion to the medical industry’s growth and is used by a lot of parties like the doctors, hospitals, individuals and the medical health professionals. Moreover, region wise demand shows that North America has the highest demand for the implantable cardioverter defibrillator because most surgeries of this kind is conducted in these regions. This is then followed by the European markets. The largest growing market is the Asia Pacific market not because of its high population but because of medical tourism as the procedures are highly affordable and also reliable to be performed.
The electrophysiology devices have come to be looked at as devices that are indispensable to the medical industry as they are required to assess the vitals of the patient through electronic signals and schematics.