Stent for Life is a joint initiative between the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular interventions (EAPCI), a registered branch of the European Society of Cardiology (ESC), and EuroPCR

About Steering and Task Force Committee
Full Name
Ahmed Khashaba
Ahmed Nassar
Aliaa Abdel Fattah
Amr el Faramawy
Amr Hassan Moustafa
Amr Youssef
Amr Zaki
Ashraf Reda
Ayman Kamal Abou El Magd
El Sayed Farag
Essam Mahfouz
Hesham Hegazy
Mahmoud Hasanein
Medhat Ashmawy
Mohamed Abd El Ghany
Mohamed Lotfy
Mohamed Sadaka
Nabil Farag
Nasser Taha
Ossama Sanad
Ramez Guindy
Sherif Elbiltagui
Task Force
Adel el Etriby
Ahmed El Shal
Hany Ragy
Hazem Khamis
Hisham Abou El Enein
Ihab Attia
Khaled Shokry
Mohamed El Setiha
Mohamed Sobhy
Mohamed Wafaie Aboleineen
Nerin Okasha
Sameh Salama
Sameh Shahin
Advisory
Adel Abdel Moneim
Ahmed Abdel Aziz
Ahmed El Guindy
Ahmed El Hawary
Ahmed El Sherif
Ashraf Ahmed Abd el Magid
Ayman Khairy
Ayman Saleh
Ezz El Din El Sawy
Ghada Kazamel
Hamdy Soliman
Magdy El Khadem
Magdy Mattar
Magid El Abadi
Mohamed Ashraf
Mohamed Fardid El Guindy
Mohamed Hammouda
Sameh Emil
Soliman Gharib
About Project
  • What is the Stent for Life Initiative?
    The Stent for Life Initiative is a unique European platform for interventional cardiologists, government representatives, industry partners, advocacy groups and patients to work together and, by shaping the healthcare systems and medical practices, ensure that the majority of ST elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients will have an equal access to the life saving indication of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI).

  • Which countries are involved in the Stent for Life Initiative?
    There are currently twelve countries involved in the Stent for Life Initiative: Bulgaria, France, Greece, Serbia, Spain, Turkey (all since 2009), Egypt, Italy, Romania (since 2010), Portugal (2011), Ukraine, Bosnia and Herzegovina

  • What is the overall aim of the Stent for Life Initiative?
    The overall aim of the Stent for Life Initiative is to improve the delivery and patient access to the life-saving indications of p-PCI, thereby reducing the mortality and morbidity of patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

  • What are the objectives of the Stent for Life Initiative?
    There are two key objectives to be achieved that will determine the success of the Stent for Life Initiative: Define regions and countries with an unmet medical need in the optimal treatment of ACS In the regions/countries, implement an action programme to increase patient access to p-PCI where indicated:
    To increase the use of p-PCI to more than 70% among all STEMI patients.
    To achieve PCI rates of more than 600 per one million inhabitants per year.
    To offer 24/7 service for p-PCI procedures at invasive facilities to cover the country STEMI population need.

  • How does the Stent for Life Initiative aim to achieve its objectives?
    The Stent for Life Initiative is supported by National Cardiac Societies in ten European countries. Each of the countries will work to implement local STEMI treatment guidelines, help identify specific barriers to implementation of guidelines, and define actions needed to ensure that the majority of STEMI patients have access to the life saving indication of p-PCI.

  • Why is an initiative like Stent for Life needed?
    Patient access to p-PCI varies considerably between European countries (from around 5% to 92%).1 The lack of organised p-PCI networks is associated with fewer patients overall receiving some form of reperfusion therapy, and with sub-optimal outcomes. Primary PCI rates of more than 600 per million are needed to provide this treatment for most STEMI patients in Europe.1

  • Who is involved in the Stent for Life Initiative?
    Ensuring access to p-PCI involves the combined support and participation of many stakeholders and partners, including interventional cardiologists, government representatives, industry (such as pharmaceuticals, automotive, telecom, etc), advocacy groups and patients themselves. What is the role of the industry partners (both at a European and local level) in supporting the Stent for Life Initiative? The industry partners sign up to be a part of the Stent for Life Initiative because they are willing to actively support the project goals. This support may include participating in defining strategy, as well as providing expertise such as project management, local analysis, patient awareness, promotion, funding and investment planning. They do not however, under any circumstances, influence the scientific content of the Initiative.

  • What is the role of the industry partners (both at a European and local level) in supporting the Stent for Life Initiative?
    The industry partners sign up to be a part of the Stent for Life Initiative because they are willing to actively support the project goals. This support may include participating in defining strategy, as well as providing expertise such as project management, local analysis, patient awareness, promotion, funding and investment planning. They do not however, under any circumstances, influence the scientific content of the Initiative.