Their heart disease won’t wait. Act now to get them back to the care they need.

The COVID-19 pandemic has significantly impacted cardiac patient care. We are here to empower patients to seek medical attention in the face of the pandemic and help healthcare professionals in adapting to the situation.

Interventional cardiologists are sounding the alarm

At the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic, footage of sick people queuing outside hospitals flooded our screens. As the virus spread from region to region, the general public was urged to « stay at home », and patients in need of cardiovascular care were deprived of timely treatment. This was partly due to sanitary crisis-related measures, but also due to their own reluctance to seek medical support out of fear of contracting the virus – even in emergency circumstances such as heart attacks.
Today, figures show that many patients continue to put off going to the doctor’s office or hospital for far too long. The repercussions are dramatic, for both the individuals and healthcare systems.

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17.9 M

Deaths each year from cardiovascular diseases. Even during the pandemic, cardiovascular diseases remain the leading cause of death worldwide.

(source: World Health Organisation. 2017)

About 40%

Less heart attack patients coming to hospital during the COVID-19 outbreak.

(source: Mafham MM, Spata E, Goldacre R, et al. COVID-19 pan-demic and admission rates for and management of acute coronary syndromes in England. Lancet. 2020;396(10248):381-389. doi:10.1016/S0140-6736(20)31356-8)

A new advocacy campaign is addressing the issue.
In response to this concerning observation, PCR and Stent – Save a Life! have joined to launch We CARE, a collaborative advocacy initiative.
Through knowledge, education, and training, the initiative aims to restore patients’ confidence and assist all stakeholders in providing efficient and timely cardiac care.

About We CARE

Are you a healthcare professional? Help spread the word!

We CARE is inviting the thousands of interventional cardiologists and other medical colleagues worldwide to take an individual and active part in reversing the trend.
You, too, can help raise awareness and improve patient care by implementing the provided media kits, tools, and guidelines.

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Join the We CARE initiative

We CARE aims at embracing all stakeholders involved in cardiac patient care, including physicians from various fields, to develop resources and actions that will aid the medical practice in the aftermath of the pandemic and other similar events. Register now to be the first to know when new content and events, such as informational videos, infographics, reports, and webinars, are added.

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