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China joins the Stent – Save a Life! Global Initiative as full-fledged member country

Meet the prominent, experienced team involved in implementing China’s Stent – Save a Life! regional three-year plan.

The Stent – Save a Life! (“SSL”) Global Initiative Central Office is delighted to welcome China as a new, active member of the SSL Community. Its Country Champions, Prof. HUO Yong (Immediate Past President of Chinese Society of Cardiology and Vice Chairman of the Chinese Cardiovascular Association) and Prof. GE Junbo (President of Chinese Society of Cardiology and Chairman of the Chinese Cardiovascular Association) will lead the implementation of the country’s three-year plan, assisted by Prof. ZHANG Yan, China SSL Project Manager, and fully supported by the Chinese Cardiovascular Association.

China joins the Stent – Save a Life! Global Initiative as full-fledged member country

Yong Huo

Yong Huo is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and Head of the Heart Center at Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China. Prof. Huo completed his Master’s Degree in Medicine at Peking University.

A specialist in critical and complicated cardiovascular medicine, Prof. Huo has particular clinical interests in Interventional Cardiology and prevention of coronary heart disease. He is in charge of national PCI registry of China and has led many national funding projects on coronary heart disease and PCI. Prof. Huo’s research has been widely published in leading peer-reviewed medical journals and he has developed monographs on interventional cardiology, cardiovascular medications and clinical hemodynamics. Furthermore, Prof. Huo is Chief Editor of the Journal of Interventional Cardiology and is on the editorial board of the prestigious Chinese Medical Journal.

Junbo Ge is Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine and head of Cardiology Department at Zhongshan Hospital, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Prof. Ge received his Doctor degree in Medicine from Mainz University, Germany.Prof. Ge, an academician of Chinese Academy of Sciences, dedicates himself to the optimization and innovation of diagnosis and treatment strategy for coronary artery disease and made extraordinary achievements in intravascular ultrasound (IVUS). His research area also includes development of novel coronary stents, treatment strategy optimization of complex coronary artery disease and stem cell therapy. He has been responsible for many scientific research projects supported by the government, and published peer-reviewed medical journals and monographs in these fields. Moreover, he is Chief Editor of Cardiology Plus and Deputy Editor of Herz.

Prof. Junbo Ge

Yan Zhang

Last, but not least, Yan Zhang is Associate Professor in Department of Cardiology at Peking University First Hospital, Beijing, China. Prof. Zhang completed his Doctor’s Degree in Medicine at Peking University. The clinical interests of Prof. Zhang are prevention as well as treatment of hypertension and coronary heart disease. His research major is cohort study focus on both environmental and genetic risk factors of atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease and had many publications in leading peer-reviewed medical journals. He also has much experience in the management of large scale RCTs as well as nationwide cardiovascular registries such as China STEMI Care Project (CSCAP).

We sincerely welcome Profs. Huo, Ge and Zhang, wishing them great success and accomplishments in improving STEMI patient care in China and we will aim to provide them with all assistance and know-how to efficiently implement their challenging three-year plan.

More details on their STEMI aims and objectives will be shared shortly.

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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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