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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)

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Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI) in Patients at Intermediate Surgical Risk

Transcatheter aortic valve implantation (TAVI), also referred to as transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR), is the deployment of a bioprosthesis in the aortic valve using a […]

Bilateral Cochlear Implantation: A Health Technology Assessment

Sensorineural hearing loss is a condition in which the cochlea (the hearing organ in the ear) or the nerve pathways for hearing are damaged. A cochlear implant is […]

Subcutaneous implantable cardioverter defibrillator (ICD)

Cardiovascular disease is a major public health issue accounting for almost 17 million deaths per year globally. According to estimates, 40-50% of them are sudden cardiac […]

Retinal Prosthesis System for Advanced Retinitis Pigmentosa: A Health Technology Assessment Update

 Retinitis pigmentosa is an eye disease people are born with. People who have it slowly lose their vision. The Argus II retinal implant is the only […]

Health technology assessment on spinal implants

Spinal surgery, including fusion and dynamic stabilisation, is one of the available treatment options for patients with symptomatic degenerative changes of the lumbar or cervical spine. […]

Left Ventricular Assist Devices for Destination Therapy: A Health Technology Assessment

 Left ventricular assist devices help keep blood flowing through the body by assisting a specific chamber in the hearts of patients with severe heart failure. A […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation for Treatment of Aortic Valve Stenosis: A Health Technology Assessment

 The aortic valve is one of four valves in the heart. It allows blood to flow from the left ventricle of the heart into the aorta […]

Transcatheter implantable devices for mitral valve repair for chronic mitral valve regurgitation

The aim of the present rapid assessment was to summarise the information on the relative effec-tiveness and safety of transcatheter implantable devices for mitral valve repair […]

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 […]

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. […]