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Stent for Life: Stent - Save a Life!

Stent - Save a Life!

The Stent Save a Life initiative - follows the success of the outstanding Stent for Life programme which was effective from 2008 to 2016, in 23 countries, mainly in Europe. This initiative significantly improved the delivery of guideline complying therapy and patient access to the lifesaving indication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from an acute myocardial infarction (AMI). The primary intention of Stent Save a Life is to extend this mission globally, following the increasing needs and adapting it to the specific demands of the various regions of the world.

What is Stent Save a Life?

This is a joint initiative between the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), a registered branch of the ESC and PCR which provides an European platform for interventional cardiologists, government representatives, industry partners, patient groups and patients to work together, by shaping the health care systems and medical practices, to ensure that the majority of ST elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have an equal access to the life saving indication of p-PCI.

Stent – Save a Life follows the successful Stent for Life initiative and takes the project to reduce mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from an acute coronary syndrome to a global level.

The purpose of the Stent Save a Life initiative is to:

Reduce the mortality and morbidity of patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes (ACS) by  supporting the implementation of European Clinical Practice Guidelines on Myocardial Revascularization at national and regional levels.

There are two key objectives that will determine success:

  1. Define regions and countries with an unmet medical need in the optimal treatment of ACS

  2. Implement an action programme to increase patient access to primary PCI where indicated, and thus increase the use of primary PCI to more than 70% among all STEMI patients, achieve PCI rates of more than 600 per one million inhabitants per year, and offer 24/7 service for p-PCI procedures at invasive facilities to cover the country STEMI population need.

Stent for Life / Stent Save a Life Guidebook: How-to-Guide 

As a member of the Stent for Life (SFL) / Stent Save a Life (SSAL) Initiative, or being inspired by the SSAL program, the SFL / SSAL Guidebook will provide you with guidance on all aspects, including setting up your local structure and Task Force, establishing external partnerships, mapping the local situation, developing a strategic plan and delivering changes in local practice. We invite you to familiarise yourself not only with the current contents, but also any updates we send as new materials become available. Finally, we would like to thank you for your hard work and commitment to the success of this important initiative.

Download your copy of the Guidebook

We value your feedback so please do not hesitate to contact us if you have any questions or comments about how to become a Stent Save a Life member.

Stent - Save a Life! 2017 Annual Forum

At this year’s Forum we celebrate the great success of the last 8 years and get ready to move on together to the next level. The Stent - Save a Life initiative will be hosting its 2017 Annual Forum on Monday, 15 May 2017, right before EuroPCR, at the Palais des Congrès in Paris. Find out more

Stent - Save a Life! at AfricaPCR 2017

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Stent - Save a Life! has just launched its new website

Stent For Life has evolved into Stent Save a Life, offering you a global and simplified access to all Stent initiatives to heal a heart. The new website is offering you easy access to the various projects, country initiatives and resources while taking the SSL initiative to the global level!

Visit new Stent Save a Life website