Cardiovascular procedures accounted for 1 in 7 procedures performed at short-stay hospitals in 2010, according to CDC data. Arteriography and angiocardiography procedures with contrast material topped the list of the most common surgeries, accounting for 2.4 million of 51.4 million total procedures. Cardiac catheterizations came in at No. 4 with 1 million procedures, and there were 500,000 balloon angioplasties of a coronary artery or coronary atherectomy, 454,000 placements of heart stents and 395,000 bypass surgeries.

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