HTA of MDs
Health Technology Assessment of Medical Devices


HTA is multi-disciplinary field of policy analysis that examines the medical, economic, social and ethical implications of the incremental value, diffusion and use of a health technology in health care.

The term Health Technology refers to application of organised knowledge and skills in the form of devices, medicines, vaccines, procedures and systems developed to solve a health problem and improve quality of life.



Library of Assessments on MDs (1999-2019)

Left ventricular assist device LVAD as destination therapy for patients with end-stage heart failure

Cardiac transplantation is currently the preferred long-term treatment of eligible patients with end-stage advanced heart failure. The availability of donor hearts is limited and not all patients may […]

Assessment on Implantable Defibrillators and the Evidence for Primary Prevention of Sudden Cardiac Death

Implantable cardioverter–defibrillators (ICDs) are battery-powered implantable devices that monitor heart rhythm and deliver therapy in the form of either electric shock or antitachycardia pacing (ATP) when […]

Health technology assessment in interventional electrophysiology and device therapy: a position paper of the European Heart Rhythm Association

Healthcare systems face an increasing demand for costly medical interventions. The primary concern of a physician is centred around the best possible treatment for his or her patients, […]

Implantable devices for closure of patent foramen ovale (PFO) in adults

Percutaneous closure of patent foreman ovale (PFO) is one of the treatment options for patients with PFO suffering from transient ischemic attacks (TIA), cryptogenic stroke or persistent migraine. […]

Duodenal-jejunal bypass sleeve for the treatment of obesity with or without Type 2 Diabetes

This assessment addresses two subpopulations of interest:  1) adult obese patients (grade III obesity/BMI ≥40 or grade II obesity/BMI 35.0–39.9 with comorbidities)  2) patients with Type […]

Renal denervation systems or treatment-resistant hypertension

The target population comprises patients who suffer from resistant hypertension, a con-dition that is linked to sympathetic nervous system overactivity, involving the kidneys. Patients who are […]

HTA report: new devices for the management of glycaemia in young diabetics

The report is developed to answer the question: “Are there economically sustainable new devices to enhance the management of diabetes type I in people aged 0-18 […]

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation: Evaluation of the evidence and synthesis of organizational issues

Aortic valvular stenosis, or narrowing of the valve orifice, is a progressive disease that generally affects patients over the age of 65 years in Western countries […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) for Treatment of Aortic Valve Stenosis: An Evidence-Based Analysis

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI) has become an alternative to surgical aortic valve replacement (sAVR) for patients at high risk for surgery.  The objective of this analysis […]

Health technology assessment of a national deep brain stimulation service in Ireland

DBS is a surgical procedure for the relief of motor function symptoms in patients with movement disorders – including Parkinson‟s disease, essential tremor and dystonia – […]