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In the wake of the AsiaPCR conference - which was the occasion for Malaysia, Myanmar and Hong-Kong to formally become Stent-Save a Life! members - the global initiative reasserted its broad reach objective through an active participation in the African equivalent meeting that took place in South Africa, at the end of March, and witnessed the accession of Kenya and Sudan to the SSL community.



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?



As one of the first European countries joining the Stent for Life initiative - with a low ratio of primary PCI, in comparison to its European neighbours, and a lack of awareness among the population - Portugal is today pointed as a European example in the implementation of the Stent-Save a Life! initiative. Learn how Portugal has significantly improved the level of healthcare provided to AMI patients and their access to an appropriate treatment.


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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