Cardiovascular Disease Data and Statistics

Heart disease is the leading cause of death in New York State (NYS), and the most common form of heart disease is atherosclerotic coronary artery disease. Various treatments are recommended for patients with coronary artery disease. For some people, changes in lifestyle, such as dietary changes, not smoking and regular exercise, can result in great improvements in health. In other cases, medication prescribed for high blood pressure or other conditions can make a significant difference.

Sometimes, however, an interventional procedure is recommended. The two most common procedures performed on patients with coronary artery disease are percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI), also known as percutaneous transluminal coronary angioplasty (PTCA), and coronary artery bypass graft surgery (CABG).

The Adult Cardiac Surgery in New York State reports and the Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (Angioplasty) in New York State report are available only as Adobe's Portable Document Format (PDF). For the downloadable data, visit health.data.ny.gov.

Percutaneous Coronary Interventions (Angioplasty) in New York State Reports

The report provides data on risk factors associated with in-hospital/30-day mortality following percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI, also known as angioplasty) and lists hospital and physician-specific mortality rates. It also includes information on hospital readmissions within 30-days of PCI.

Cardiac Surgery in New York State Reports

The report provides information on mortality rates after coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery and valve repair or replacement surgery, readmissions after CABG, and preliminary information on transcatheter aortic valve replacement (TAVR) in NYS. The report also describes patient risk factors associated with mortality for CABG and valve surgery and those associated with readmissions after CABG surgery.

Pediatric Congenital Cardiac Surgery in New York State

Behavioral Risk Factor Surveillance System (BRFSS) Reports

  • Cardiovascular Disease BRFSS Briefs - New York State BRFSS reports on cardiovascular disease and related risk factors including high blood pressure, high cholesterol, and stroke.

Expanded BRFSS Reports

Expanded BRFSS augments the CDC BRFSS which is conducted annually in New York State. The goal of Expanded BRFSS surveys is to collect county-specific data on preventive health practices, risk behaviors, injuries and preventable chronic and infectious diseases.

Information for Action (IFA) Fact Sheets:

  • IFA report is a one-page communication that provides relevant data to mobilize public health action on cardiovascular disease and related risk factors including high blood pressure and sodium reduction

Evaluation Reports

The Prevention Agenda 2013-2018 is the blueprint for state and local action to improve the health of New Yorkers in five priority areas and to reduce health disparities for racial, ethnic, disability, socioeconomic and other groups who experience them.

Preventing Chronic Diseases is one of the five priority areas of the Prevention Agenda which includes Focus Area 3: Increase Access to High-Quality Chronic Disease Preventive Care and Management in Clinical and Community Settings.

Prevention Agenda

Indicators For Tracking Public Health Priority Areas - New York State

  • Prevention Agenda Dashboard is an interactive visual presentation of the Prevention Agenda tracking indicator data at state and county levels. It serves as a key source for monitoring progress that communities around the state have made with regard to meeting the Prevention Agenda 2018 objectives.

Vital statistics reports contain information on New York State pregnancies, births, deaths, marriages and dissolutions, including trends over time and state population demographics.

To access reports, or for additional vital event data, trends and statistical reports, visit Vital Statistics of New York State.