New Jersey hospitals that operate a cardiac catheterization laboratory are required to report data on each patient undergoing catheterization. This includes both diagnostic and interventional catheterization procedures.
The information is collected in the department’s Cardiac Catheterization Registries, and used both to assess compliance with licensing standards and to monitor cardiac catheterization trends.
The department licenses all cardiac catheterization laboratories in one of four categories. These categories determine the types of procedures the lab may perform and the types of patients they may treat.
Currently in New Jersey, as in most states, only emergency angioplasty may be performed in licensed labs without cardiac surgery back-up.
Cardiac Catheterization and Angioplasty data from 2011 onward is available below. Data for 2010 and earlier years can be found in the Archives.