The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) endorsed the WIN initiative during its July 2011 Board meeting.
WIN stands for Women in Innovation, a worldwide initiative chaired by Roxanna Mehran (New York) and Alaide Chieffo (Milan), involving a large number of interventional cardiologists as well as industry members.
The objective of this group is to improve the cardiovascular management of women by:
Indeed, women are generally well informed of the risk of breast cancer but not sufficiently of the incidence of coronary artery disease.
In order to fulfill its objective, WIN also aims to:
It is a well-known fact that cardiovascular mortality is still abnormally high in women, which amply warrants the development of the WIN initiative.
The endorsement of WIN by EAPCI has been followed by concrete actions:
Among other numerous projects, a WIN award in recognition of an outstanding initiative is currently being considered. Watch this space!
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