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