Doron Schneider, MD Chief Patient Safety and Quality Officer Abington Health Deputy Program Director of the Internal Medicine Residency Program Abington Hospital - Jefferson Health Abington, PA Steven Rothman, MD, FACC Associate Professor of Medicine Lankenau Institute of Medical Research Campus Chief, Cardiovascular Diseases Lankenau Medical Center Wynnewood, PA
AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ Medium
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Individuals with atrial fibrillation (AF) have a 4 to 5 times greater risk for ischemic stroke and tend to experience more serious strokes than those without AF. Although most strokes related to AF could be prevented with appropriate anticoagulation therapy, many patients are not receiving it. The goal of this activity is to help clinicians evaluate and optimally manage stroke risk in their patients with AF.
. Target Audience
This educational activity is designed to meet the needs of internal medicine physicians and other primary care clinicians who treat patients with AF including physician assistants (PAs) and nurse practitioners (NPs).
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Discuss the importance of accurately stratifying AF patients according to stroke risk.
Compare the mechanisms of action, safety, and efficacy of currently available anticoagulants for stroke prevention.
Review current guideline recommendations for anticoagulation in AF patients at risk for stroke.
Outline recent notable changes to standard practice for stroke prevention in AF patients.
Doron Schneider, MD, discloses the following relationships with commercial interests:
Advisory board—Novo Nordisk, Janssen, Lilly
Speakers bureau—Novo Nordisk
Steven Rothman, MD, FACC, discloses the following relationships with commercial interests:
Speakers bureau—Janssen and Boehringer Ingelheim
Rick Ricer, MD, Physician Reviewer, University of Cincinnati, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Susan P. Tyler, MEd, CMP, CHCP, FACEHP, University of Cincinnati, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Kathleen Hines, Vice President, Editorial Services, MCM Education, has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
Terry Ann Glauser, MD, MPH, Vice President, Medical Affairs, MCM Education has no conflicts of interest to disclose.
The University of Cincinnati requires all faculty to disclose any planned discussion of an investigational and/or off-label use of a pharmaceutical product or device within their presentation. Participants should note that the use of products outside FDA-approved labeling should be considered experimental and are advised to consult current prescribing information for approved indications.
In this educational activity, the faculty reports their presentation will not contain reference to investigational and/or off-label uses.
The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of any organization associated with this activity. Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Cincinnati and MCM Education. The University of Cincinnati is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The University of Cincinnati designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
Release date: June 16, 2016
Last review date: June 16, 2016
Expiration date: June 16, 2017 Commercial Support Statements
This activity is supported by an educational grant from Daiichi Sankyo.
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