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Revista argentina de cardiología

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CANDIELLO, ALFONSINA et al. Stent-Save a Life! Argentina Initiative. Rev. argent. cardiol. [online]. 2019, vol.87, n.3, pp.210-216.  Epub 01-Mayo-2019. ISSN 1850-3748.



The Stent-Save a Life! (SSL) initiative is a European program that seeks to improve the access of patients with ST-segment elevation acute myocardial infarction (STEMI) to reperfusion therapies based on clinical guideline recommendations, thus reducing morbidity and mortality.


The aim of this study was to describe the results of the first three years of the SSL Argentina initiative.


Initially, a mapping was carried out to analyze the local situation and then the Door-to- Balloon Program (DBP) was developed as a continuous improvement process for centers with primary percutaneous coronary intervention (pPCI) capability.


From March 2016 to March 2018, 3,041 patients with STEMI were treated in 38 centers participating in this program. In 20% of cases (n=610) patients had their first medical contact with the emergency medical services. After excluding 184 patients (6%) without coronary lesions, reperfusion therapy was performed in 93% of cases, mainly by pPCI (95%). Total ischemic time was 117 minutes, with differences according to the time of first medical contact. Overall in-hospital mortality was 7%.


The lack of a “reperfusion culture” was the common barrier of public and private centers that motivated the development of the DBP. The identification of critical points that prevent treatment on time, together with enhancement of in-hospital organization, represent the first step to improve the care of these patients. The integrated work of all the involved parties is necessary to develop care networks adapted to the local reality of each center and region.

Palabras clave : Myocardial infarction; Reperfusion; Angioplasty; Stents; Mortality.

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