Public Release:  New data on pPCI rates to be launched at ESC Congress 2012

European Society of Cardiology

The data shows wide variation in access to pPCI and will be presented during a Stent for Life symposium.

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Session: Stent for Life: Optimising Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Europe
When: Sunday 26 August 8:30am
Where: Dublin Room (Village 6)
ICM Messe-München
Messegelände, 81823,
Munich, Germany
More information http://bit.ly/Q2dgeL

Stent for Life is an initiative of the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI), the registered branch of the ESC and EuroPCR aimed at ensuring that the majority of ST-elevated myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients have equal access to the life saving indication of pPCI.

During the session Professor Steen Dalby Kristensen will reveal preliminary, unpublished data from an EAPCI/ESC survey of 33 ESC countries which shows stark variations in pPCI rates across Europe.

Professor Petr Widimsky (Czech Republic), the first Stent for Life chair, will also present data showing that primary PCI is not just saving lives but is also cost effective.

Other presenters will discuss implementation challenges and successes in the Stent for Life countries. Don't miss this opportunity to hear the latest data on pPCI implementation in Europe.

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About the Stent for Life Initiative

The Stent for Life Initiative aims to improve the delivery of care and patient access to the life saving indications of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (p-PCI), thereby reducing mortality and morbidity in patients suffering from acute coronary syndromes (ACS).

About the European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions

The European Association of Percutaneous Cardiovascular Interventions (EAPCI) is a registered branch of the ESC. Its aim is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe through percutaneous cardiovascular interventions.

About the European Society of Cardiology

The European Society of Cardiology (ESC) represents more than 75,000 cardiology professionals across Europe and the Mediterranean. Its mission is to reduce the burden of cardiovascular disease in Europe.

About ESC Congress 2012

The ESC Congress is currently the world's premier conference on the science, management and prevention of cardiovascular disease. ESC Congress 2012 takes place 25-29 August at the Messe München in Munich. The scientific programme is available at spo.escardio.org More information is available from the ESC Press Office at press@escardio.org.

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