The final situation in the Turkey "Stent for Life" project

Ertas G., KOZAN Ö., Degertekin M., Kervan U., AKSOY M., Koc O., ...More

TURK KARDIYOLOJI DERNEGI ARSIVI-ARCHIVES OF THE TURKISH SOCIETY OF CARDIOLOGY, vol.40, no.5, pp.414-418, 2012 (ESCI) identifier identifier identifier


Objectives:The Stent for Life (SFL) project's main mission is to increase the use of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PCI) in more than 70% of all acute ST segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) patients. Previous to the SFL project, thrombolysis was the dominant reperfusion strategy since a low percentage of acute STEM I patients had access to primary PCI in our country. In this study, we present the main barriers of access to primary PCI in the centers that were involved with the SFL project.