Asia Primary Angioplasty Congress (APAC) will be held in 2021 and we look forward to seeing you!

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Asia Primary Angioplasty

Heart disease is the world’s number 1 killer and account for at least 15 million deaths each year worldwide with an increasing trend observed in developing countries. Although there is a vast difference in STEMI care across Asia, we all share a common goal of saving lives from STEMI.

With this in mind, Asia Primary Angioplasty Congress (APAC) is the first dedicated primary angioplasty meeting in the region. We usually lined up a series of lectures by key opinion leaders from far and wide covering most aspects of primary PCI. We also hold a “heart-to-heart” discussion on some of the recent controversies such as aspiration thrombectomy, choice of antiplatelet agents and choice of stents etc. Much focus will be placed on the logistics of performing primary PCI in developing countries and initiatives to improve D2B.


Paul Ong

Heart Specialist International Singapore

Hee Hwa, HO

Tan Tock Seng Hospital

Handbook on Primary Angioplasty: A Practical Guide

This quick-reference handbook offers a concise and practical review of key aspects of the treatment of ST-segment elevation myocardial infarction (STEMI) in the era of primary percutaneous coronary intervention (PPCI). In the context of STEMI, PPCI is the preferred mode of emergency revascularization. Access to PPCI is rapidly increasing and is now routinely practiced in both general and specialist hospitals and there has been a recent emphasis on developing STEMI networks to enhance and expedite the referral pathway. This coupled with concurrent developments to enhance the safety and efficacy of the PPCI procedure has heralded an era where STEMI interventions are increasingly considered an important subspecialty within interventional cardiology.

Written by leading cardiologists who have been instrumental in the adoption of PPCI in their respective institutions, the book provides junior and senior cardiologists alike with insightful and thought-provoking tips and tricks to enhance the success of PPCI procedures, which may in turn translate into direct improvements in outcomes. The book is also relevant for healthcare providers and emergency department physicians.

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