Type 1 diabetes gradually becomes less burdensome, with fewer complications, and improved quality of life for patients.
Type 2 diabetes continues to plague Western markets in particular, despite advances in diagnosis, treatment, and monitoring due to challenges in patient compliance.
Cancer five year survival rates will dramatically increase for many cancers. The number of hits on Google searches for “cure AND cancer” will reflect this.
Multifaceted approaches available for treatment of traumatic brain injury and spinal cord injury – encompassing exoskeletons to help retrain/rehabilitate and increase functional mobility, nerve grafting, cell/tissue therapy, and others.
Organ/device hybrids will proliferate and become viable alternatives to transplant, or bridge-to-transplant, for pulmonary assist, kidney, liver, heart, pancreas and other organ.
Stem cells have had dramatic success, and the science will have improved, but challenges remain, especially since the excitement around stem and other pluripotent cells has created a climate not far removed from the wild west – the potential of such open territory being up for grabs has drawn hordes of activity, not all in the best interests of patients or shareholders. But in this time frame, specific treatments will likely have become standards of care for some diseases, while the challenge and opportunity remain for many others.
From “Global Dynamics of Surgical and Interventional Cardiovascular Procedures, 2015-2022”.
Cardiovascular Surgical and Interventional Procedures
Coronary Artery Bypass Graft Surgery
Coronary Mechanical and Laser Atherectomy
Coronary Angioplasty and Stenting
Ventricular Assist Device Placement
Total Artificial Heart
Donor Heart Transplantation
Lower Extremity Arterial Bypass Surgery
Percutaneous Transluminal Angioplasty (PTA) and Bare Metal Stenting
PTA and Drug-Eluting Stenting
PTA with Drug-Eluting Balloons
Mechanical and Laser Atherectomy
Catheter-Directed Thrombolysis and Thrombectomy
Surgical and Endovascular Thoracic Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Surgical and Endovascular Abdominal Aortic Aneurysm Repair
Vena Cava Filter Placement
Carotid Artery Stenting
Cerebral Aneurysm and Arteriovenous Malformation (AVM) repair