ATS Medical (ATSI) is in play! They make Cryo-Ablation devices used to treat A-Fib...a growing epidemic that roughly 2 out of 10 people will have over a life-time. Three stages of A-Fib..Distole <2-3weeks, Proximal 1 to 2 months, and Chronic pretty much forever until treated. Pharma only takes us so far, the electrical component of The Heart still has to be "fixed" or Ablated< which takes us back to Cryo and ATSI.
ATS Medical Purchased roughly 25% of Cryo-Caths (Another good Investment, along with Cryo-Port) cryo-ablation business. Studies have been excellent from around the world >40,000 patients (not yet entered in US data)
A-Fib begats a-fib (longer you're in it more likely you are to stay) It leads to clotting in your Atriums (Usually The Right) and is one of the main causes of strokes. This is 10 Billion dollar market. Current technologies allow the Physician to "burn" the Atrium through RF energy. Once burned you've pasted the point of no return. But with Cryo you have an exploring element/ability...meaning you can cool the tissue down certain levels allowing different electrical pathways then "kill" later the tissue. Cryo gives you the ability to change course because tissue will stun then can "thaw out". To effectively kill the tissue much like RF <400 degrees celcius can be acheived which is more than capable. Reversal #'s as high as 92%> with less than 10% on expensive rate controlling drugs.
10 Billion dollar market...Limited but Proven statistically significant Research and good management makes ATSI a steal <2.50 selling now for 1.83