MINNEAPOLIS–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Medtronic, Inc. (NYSE: MDT) today announced plans to introduce two of its next-generation cardiovascular devices in Japan, the world’s second largest market for advanced medical technology: the Integrity® Coronary Stent System for the treatment of narrowed heart arteries due to atherosclerosis and the Endurant® AAA Stent Graft System for the treatment of abdominal aortic aneurysms.
“The Endurant stent graft has become an extremely popular device everywhere it’s available”
Reimbursement for the Integrity Coronary Stent took effect Sept. 1; reimbursement for the Endurant AAA Stent Graft takes effect Nov. 1. Both devices were approved over the summer by Japan’s Ministry of Health, Labor and Welfare (MHLW). Each device is the global market leader in its product category.