I spent close to a decade following small-cap med-tech companies, and in that time I learned to be very skeptical whenever a company talked about having a potential treatment for congestive heart failure. While there are indeed many heart failure patients in the U.S. and EU and there are depressingly few treatment options (particularly for the more serious patients), companies, devices, and technologies have often proved long on hype and hope and short on real-world efficacy and cost benefit.
Maybe, just maybe, Sunshine Heart (NASDAQ:SSH) will be different. The dearth of clinical data creates substantial risk here, as does the long timeline to pivotal trial completion and potential FDA approval. Even still, in a med-tech world with few
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