From Catheters to Ports: A Deep Dive into the Latest Trends in Vascular Access Devices

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Vascular access devices are becoming increasingly popular in the United States. However, during the COVID-19 pandemic, the quantity of units purchased decreased, and this trend continued into 2022. Nevertheless, the market is anticipated to experience growth in 2023 and beyond, driven by various factors, including government policies that promote safer practices and products. Within our new report, which covers more than 15 segments, we decided to analyze several market segments to provide a comprehensive overview of the U.S. market.

Extended Dwell Catheters, Vein Visualization, and Midlines 

In 2022, the above-mentioned devices demonstrated the most rapid growth and exhibited the highest overall growth rates. The increased use of extended dwell catheters and midlines has largely occurred at the expense of the PICC and PIVC markets, as these catheters are inserted peripherally and are frequently used for overlapping cases. Meanwhile, vein visualization devices represent some of the newest visualization technologies utilized by clinicians to facilitate catheter placements. These devices employ near-infrared technologies to illuminate veins, simplifying the insertion process. Surprisingly, over the forecast period, the growth of these markets is anticipated to decline. While there is no definitive explanation for this market decline, as these devices continue to penetrate the market, growth rates are likely to naturally decrease.

Catheter Caps, Antibacterial Catheter Patches, and Catheter Securement Devices

The aforementioned items are disposable add-ons utilized alongside catheters. They belong to three categories that are currently experiencing growth due to the healthcare industry’s efforts to decrease catheter-related issues. Catheter caps and patches contain disinfectants that lower infection rates and reduce bloodstream infections originating from catheters. While catheter securement devices may possess antimicrobial properties, their primary purpose is to keep the catheter steady to avoid displacement. These devices are gaining popularity among practitioners and physicians because of their ability to prevent complications, leading to their anticipated growth over the forecast period.

VA Ultrasound Devices

The market for vascular access ultrasound devices is projected to grow in the upcoming period. The growing importance of tip guidance in vascular access is a key driver of this trend. Handheld and portable ultrasound devices are also becoming more prevalent as healthcare facilities shift towards the use of ultrasound for the placement and verification of various catheter types, including PICCs, CVCs, and PIVCs. As a result, the market for vascular access ultrasound devices is expected to expand.

Implantable Ports and PIVCs

Initially, there was great potential for growth in the implantable port market due to impressive product advancements. However, multi-lumen implantable ports did not sell as well as predicted, and the prices of power-injectable implantable ports have decreased. Conversely, the PIVC market is moving towards peripheral lines with enhanced safety features. With the increasing prevalence of premium-priced blood-control devices and the adoption of safety PIVCs as the standard of care in the U.S., both the PIVC and implantable port markets are anticipated to have a lower compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of approximately 2%. Nonetheless, they are anticipated to grow by 2029.


Overall, the U.S. market for vascular access devices is expanding and predicted to reach around $6.2 billion by 2029. Among the 15 market segments covered in the latest report, extended dwell catheters are projected to exhibit the most rapid growth, while the syringe and needle segment remains the largest market. If you wish to delve deeper into the U.S. vascular access device market and explore other segments not covered in this blog, please visit our product page via the provided link or fill out the form below to receive a complimentary executive summary.


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Emma MatrickFrom Catheters to Ports: A Deep Dive into the Latest Trends in Vascular Access Devices

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