17 member and affiliate countries and organisations are part of the growing Stent for Life Initiative whose aim is to drive for equal access to life-saving indication of PPCI in STEMI patients across Europe
The Stent for Life Initiative supports implementation of local ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) treatment guidelines, helps identify specific barriers to implementation of guidelines and defines actions to make sure that majority of STEMI patients have access to the life saving indication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI) . Dr William Wijns, past-president of EAPCI, and SFL founder explains “The new European myocardial revascularization guidelines released recently reinforce the importance of achieving best clinical practice and reflect the growing evidence for the benefit of prompt intervention in all patients with STEMI”.
Improve the delivery and patient access to the lifesaving indications of primary-PCI thereby reducing the mortality and morbidity of patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes.
Stent for Life at ESC Congress 2013
- 3 September - 14:50, Room Baku (the Hub), Central Village: presentation of the "Reperfusion therapy for ST-elevation acute myocardial infarction 2010/2011: current status in 37 ESC countries", by Prof Steen Kristensen, SFL Past Chairman.
- Visit ESC Plaza and find out more about the Stent for Life initiative
For more information, visit the dedicated initiative's website