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Cardiac Catheterization: Licensing Categories

The cardiac catheterization laboratory licensing categories are:

  • Low-Risk Labs – May perform only diagnostic procedures, and only on low-risk patients as defined in regulation.
  • Full-Service Diagnostic Labs – May perform only diagnostic procedures, but on any medically stable patient.
  • Primary Angioplasty Center – May perform diagnostic procedures and one interventional procedure – angioplasty – to open up a blocked coronary artery on patients having heart attacks.
  • Cardiac Catheterization Labs in Cardiac Surgery Centers – May perform all diagnostic and interventional procedures on any type of patient.

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