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OVERVIEW


OUR MISSION

The Stent – Save a Life Initiative aims to improve access to guideline complying therapy and the lifesaving indication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). To reduce mortality and morbidity of patients with acute myocardial infarction by granting access to guideline coherent, life-saving therapy and primary percutaneous coronary intervention.


OUR PURPOSE

The Stent – Save a Life Initiative is a unique platform for interventional cardiologists, government representatives, industry partners, patient groups along with patients themselves, to work together to help shape health care systems and medical practices as well as ensure that all ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have equal access to guideline complying therapy and, wherever possible, to the lifesaving indication of p-PCI.


OUR AIMS

The Stent – Save a Life Initiative has two key objectives to be accomplished:

  1. Define the regions and countries with an unmet medical need in the optimal treatment of AMI
  2. Implement an action program to increase patient access to guideline complying therapy and to p-PCI where indicated

  • Our Mission
  • Our Purpose
  • Our Aims
  • Ethics
  • Life Values
  • Selection Criteria
  • Professional Criteria

The Stent – Save a Life Initiative aims to improve access to guideline complying therapy and the lifesaving indication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from acute myocardial infarction (AMI). To reduce mortality and morbidity of patients with acute myocardial infarction by granting access to guideline coherent, life-saving therapy and primary percutaneous coronary intervention.

The Stent – Save a Life Initiative is a unique platform for interventional cardiologists, government representatives, industry partners, patient groups along with patients themselves, to work together to help shape health care systems and medical practices as well as ensure that all ST-elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have equal access to guideline complying therapy and, wherever possible, to the lifesaving indication of p-PCI.

The purpose of the Stent – Save a Life Initiative is to:

  • Support the implementation of current guidelines on management of acute myocardial infarction
  • Help identify specific barriers to the implementation of guidelines for these patients in the regional healthcare systems
  • Define actions to make sure that, as many STEMI patients as possible, finally gain access to guideline complying therapy and to significantly increase the availability of p-PCI

The Stent – Save a Life Initiative has two key objectives to be accomplished:

  1. Define the regions and countries with an unmet medical need in the optimal treatment of AMI
  2. Implement an action program to increase patient access to guideline complying therapy and to p-PCI where indicated

We are working to:

  • Significantly decrease the rates of patients suffering from an AMI with no access to guideline complying treatment
  • Offer a 24/7 STEMI service at medical facilities to fully cover the regional needs
  • Increase the use of p-PCI among all STEMI patients wherever possible

Integrity, Responsibility, Dedication

Our people are:

  • Dedicated to serving the needs of the patients, not themselves
  • Committed to achieving Stent – Save a Life’s Mission
  • Open-minded, inquiring and active
  • Continuously searching for excellence
  • Innovative and passionate
  • Inclusive and respectful of all cultures
  • Self-critical

Never connecting personal business with their activities in Stent – Save a Life

Personal Criteria

  • Must be able to speak and be understood in English
  • Must have a proven track record of creativity and open mindedness
  • Must have demonstrated their willingness to make Stent – Save a Life! a personal priority within their overall workload
  • Must have strong ethical values, aligned with those of Stent – Save a Life!
  • Must be able to reflect on and analyze key information
  • Must have a track record as an effective team worker
  • Should be prepared to stick up for their ideas
  • Must be recognized as an outstanding contributor by his or her peers
  • Must have played a key role within Stent – Save a Life!
  • Must have credibility within the cardiovascular community
  • Must be skilled at synthesis and the simplification of complex issues
Board of Stent Save a Life Initiative

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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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