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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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The MicraTM Transcatheter Pacing System, a leadless pacemaker, in patients indicated for single-chamber ventricular pacemaker implantations

Permanent cardiac pacing using pacemaker implantation is an effective and necessary treatment for patients suffering from atrial fibrillation and bradycardia. In this single technology assessment, we assessed a leadless pacemaker for patients indicated for single-chamber ventricular pacemaker implantation. Through design and novel technology, Medtronic’s ambition is to reduce the rate of complications following pacemaker implantations.

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 in adults with chronic mitral regurgitation (MR). Three different transcatheter therapeutic approaches and related devices were considered: leaflet repair with MitraClip® System (Abbott Vascular International), annulus repair with CARILLON® Mi-tral Contour […]

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Implantation (TAVI): a Health Technology Assessment Update

Transcatheter Aortic Valve Insertion – TAVI – is a technique involving the implantation of an artificial valve into a narrowed aortic valve without the need to stop the heart. There are two variants of this procedure. In the first, the artificial valve is inserted through an artery, generally the femoral artery, in which case it is called a «transfemoral TAVI». […]

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 and is usually caused by degenerative calcification. Aortic stenosis causes increasing resistance against the ejection of blood from the left ventricle towards the aorta. After symptoms appear (dyspnea, angina, syncope), […]