News Articles


September 8, 2017

Meet the prominent, experienced team involved in implementing China’s Stent – Save a Life! regional three-year plan. Gain insight into their field of expertise in cardiovascular medicine.


September 5, 2017

Although composed of very different countries and varied health systems, some key commonalities affecting optimal STEMI patient care can be found within Latin America. Discover them…


September 4, 2017

Gabor G. Toth, Chairman of EAPCI New Initiatives For Young Interventionalists Committee and Chairman of ESC New Initiatives For Young Interventionalists Committee, shares his thoughts with the SSL Community: interview by Isabelle Tran.


August 31, 2017

Consult the biographies of the Africa Regional Champions: Dr. A. Snyders (South Africa) and Dr. H. Otieno (Kenya) to find out what their professional background is and major contributions in interventional cardiology and the STEMI patient management.


August 30, 2017

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.


May 16, 2017

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”.


April 10, 2017

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…



March 18, 2016

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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