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Well known for its record-breaking long distance runners, perhaps less well known for its increased prevalence of heart attacks, discover the challenges faced by Kenya in providing optimal for STEMI patients throughout the country.

The Stent – Save a Life initiative is designed “to improve for patients with ST- segment elevation myocardial infarction the access to guideline-coherent therapy and to primary percutaneous coronary intervention, because we believe that this is finally the best treatment,” explained Christoph Naber, one of the chairs of Monday’s Stent – Save a Life! 2017 Annual Forum. “We are here to shape the future”.

During the first year, we determined the main barriers that exist in the management of STEMI patients in our country. The most significant barrier is our health system that is organized around three main providers, which is highly fragmented with a low integration between parties. In this context, we decided to choose a model formed by private or public centers with the objective of developing door-to-balloon programs in each one. Learn more...

In 2016, the Belarusian Scientific Society of Cardiologists and the Belarusian Society of Endovascular Surgery and Interventional Cardiology have initiated the process of joining the European initiative Stent Save a Life. The goal – to improve the quality of interventional care for patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS) and the use of best European practices in our daily work.

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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