During the 1st year after joining the Initiative, Poland has made a number of significant achievements. It conducted a very strong TAVI public campaign, participated in local symposia and the THT Congress also reaching the officials and other stakeholders. Thanks to Valve for Life (VFL) initiative, 2 registries are conducted in another participating country - France - in order to show the real number of patients requiring TAVI or mitral percutaneous treatment (MR) to the French Health Authority. After a successful launch of initiative, the 3rd country to join the initiative in 2017 is Portugal.
This initiative launched mid 2015 aims to improve transcatheter valve interventions (both aortic and mitral) across Europe in order to:
France has a limited number of reimbursed procedures (fixed to 7 000 per year by French Health Authority) as well as a limited number of implanting centres (only 50). Focus will be put on Transcatheter valvular heart disease interventions
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Poland offers a government approved access but has limited funding is available for transcatheter heart valve therapies and a low penetration.
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Portugal: New country in 2017!
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Stephan Windecker, EAPCI Past-President 2016-2018Michael Haude, EAPCI President 2016-2018Andreas Baumbach, EAPCI President-Elect 2016-2018Dariusz Dudek, Valve for Life Poland Country ChampionAdam Witkowski, Valve for Life Poland Country ChampionMartine Gilard, Valve for Life France Country Champion
"Introducing a new EAPCI programme: the Valve for Life initiative" from Stephan Windecker (EAPCI President); Michael Haude (EAPCI President-Elect) and Andreas Baumbach (EAPCI Secretary) published in EuroIntervention in January 2016
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