THE STENT SAVE
A LIFE INITIATIVE

follows the success of the outstanding Stent for Life programme which was effective from 2008 to 2016, in 23 countries, mainly in Europe. This initiative significantly improved the delivery of guideline complying therapy and patient access to the lifesaving indication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The primary intention of Stent – Save a Life is to extend this mission globally, following the increasing needs and adapting it to the specific demands of the various regions of the world.

How-to-Guide

The Stent for Life how-to guide continues to apply to Stent – Save a Life! Download here



Recognise the symptoms

The most common symptoms of stroke are: Chest pain, tightness of the chest irradiated in both arms at the base of the neck…


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Act quickly

If someone around you or you recognize the symptoms of a heart attack, call emergency number immediately. Do not wait, even if you consider that …


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Call emergency services

Call the local medical emergency number in your country. Emergency medical personnel is trained to intervene in cases …


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Receive treatment

If you had a heart attack should receive immediate treatment to restore blood flow to the heart. Depending on the type of stroke…


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Radiologist and surgeon during an intervention

Project

STENT – SAVE A LIFE!


Aims to improve the delivery of care and patient access to the life saving indications of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes (ACS).


Doctor and nurse in emergency situation

Project

ACT NOW. SAVE A LIFE


ACT NOW. SAVE A LIFE by knowing the signs of a heart attack and acting quickly to call emergency medical services so the best treatment can be received in the fastest possible timeframe.


Nurse dedicated to education program

Project

CONTRACT4LIFE


Improve STEMI patient adherence to a secondary prevention therapy after heart attack, a structured nurse assisted education program.



MEMBERS


The Stent for Life Initiative is currently supported by 22 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.

See who is already a member !


DISCOVER

LATEST NEWS

Read the latest news from the Stent Save a Life Initiative. Feel free to ask questions in comments for any news you find interesting.

June 21, 2018

Saving lives due to STEMI – or heart attacks – calls for a system of care that facilitates diagnosis-to-treatment protocols within a specific time window. STEMI India has developed an innovative and affordable system of care in response to this need – a system that has proven to be successful in shortening the time from diagnosis to treatment in a pilot study and soon to become the model for STEMI management in India… and beyond?

June 20, 2018

Dr Paul Ong, Stent-Save a Life! co-Regional Champion for Asia, is appointed Co-Chair of the global initiative. Read the announcement and learn more about Dr Paul Ong’s professional background.

June 13, 2018

Consult the biographies of the Latin and South America Regional Champions: Dr. J. Belardi and Dr. J. Mayol to find out what their professional background is and other major contributions in interventional cardiology and STEMI patient management.


EXECUTIVE COMMITTEE

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CHRISTOPH K. NABER

Chairman of the Board

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!



WILLIAM WIJNS

Chairman of the Advisory Board

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.




OUR LEGACY


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.




ENDORSING ORGANISATIONS

The Stent Save a Life Initiative thanks its supporting organisations
Asian-Pacific Society of Interventional Cardiology (APSIC)
EAPCI
Pan-African Society of Cardiology
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SOLACI - Sociedad Latinoamericana de cardiologia intervencionista


INDUSTRY PARTNERS

The Stent Save a Life Initiative is supported by various industry partners who believe in our mission.


The Stent Save a Life initiative aims to improve the delivery of care and patient access to the life saving indications of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

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