Many of the Company's competitors have an established presence in the field of interventional cardiology and electrophysiology, including:
BostonScientific, C.R. Bard, Inc., Johnson & Johnson, through its Cordis division, St.Jude Medical, Inc., through its Daig division, and Medtronic, Inc.
In addition, other companies are developing proprietary systems for the diagnosis and/or treatment of cardiac arrhythmias, including:
Biosense, Inc., Cardiac Pathways, Inc. and Endocardial Solutions, Inc.
Other companies develop, market and sell alternative approaches to the treatmentof AF and VT, including Guidant Corporation, Medtronic, Inc., and Ventritex,Inc., a subsidiary of St. Jude, Inc., the leading manufacturers of implantable defibrillators.