The Stent – Save a Life! global initiative is currently supported by 32 National Cardiac Societies and/or working groups or associations of Interventional Cardiology.
Each country is implementing a tailored action programme to increase patient access to p-PCI. Find out more by clicking on each country.
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Previously a Stent – Save a Life! Ambassador – with a very active role in different regions of the world – Prof Jan Piek accepted to take over the role of Stent – Save a Life! Managing Director of the Heart Centre of the Academic Medical Centre in Amsterdam (The Netherlands) between 2008 and 2019, Prof Jan Piek is now leading the Acute Cardiac Care department of the newly created Amsterdam University Medical Centre. His well-acknowledged experience led him to be a reviewer of the ESC guidelines and protocols on myocardial revascularisation and is also much sought out in the national public affairs like in the medical industry.
What is so fascinating with Stent – Save a Life! is that anyone who is exposed to the project feels compelled to engage in it. Providing timely reperfusion therapy to patients suffering from acute CAD is simply the right thing to do. Most importantly, for us to prompt the project is enough. From there, stakeholders are taking ownership. Stent – Save a Life! is everything but a top down project, which guarantees durability and long term success.
Based on needs assessment, the Stent for Life Initiative was launched by the coalition of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and EuroPCR, at the EAPCI General Assembly, during the ESC Annual Congress in 2009, in Barcelona.