The Stent for Life Initiative is currently supported by 21 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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We, the interventional cardiology community, can be very proud of this project. It is only possible, since all players, physicians, medical industry and the regional healthcare systems jointly direct their efforts at one goal: working together to save the lives of STEMI patients! This is courageous, exciting and documents our commitment to our patients and communities!
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.