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Optimizing Stroke Prevention
in Atrial Fibrillation

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Program Medium

Internet-based program

Estimated Time to Complete Educational Activity

1.5 hours

Course Overview

In this web-based program, physicians will learn how recent advances in basic and clinical research have helped to advance the understanding of advances in stroke prevention in the setting of atrial fibrillation.

Release Date

June 28, 2016

Expiration Date

June 28, 2018

Method of Physician Participation Utilized in Learning Process

There are no fees for participating and receiving CME credit for this activity. During the period June 28, 2016 through June 28, 2018, participants must 1) read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures; 2) study the educational activity, and are expected to view all 5 segments totaling 1.5 hours to successfully complete the activity and earn CME credit; 3) register and complete the evaluation form and post-test; 4) score 100% on the post-test; and 5) print out your CME certificate.

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Participation in this WebCAST is complimentary, and clinicians are invited to view this CME-certified program and/or share this invitation with other colleagues, departmental staff members, and healthcare professionals.

Grantor Support

Supported by an educational grant from Bayer Pharma AG.

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This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the Essential Areas and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the University of Massachusetts Medical School and CMEducation Resources, LLC. tThe University of Massachusetts Medical School is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

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Program Faculty and Disclosure

Professor Hans-Christoph Diener MD, PhD
Program Chair

Senior Professor of Clinical Neurosciences
Department of Neurology
University Hospital
Essen University
Duisburg-Essen, Germany

Honoraria received for participation in clinical trials, contribution to advisory boards or oral presentations: Abbott, Allergan, AstraZeneca, Bayer Vital, BMS, Boehringer Ingelheim, CoAxia, Corimmun, Covidien, Daiichi-Sankyo, DPharm, Fresenius, GlaxoSmithKline, Janssen-Cilag, Johnson & Johnson, Knoll, Lilly, MSD, Medtronic, MindFrame, Neurobiological Technologies, Novartis, Novo-Nordisk, Paion, Parke-Davis, Pfizer, Sanofi-Aventis, Schering-Plough, Servier, Solvay, St. Jude, Syngis, Talecris, Thrombogenics, WebMD Global, Wyeth, Yamanouchi
Grant/Research Support: AstraZeneca, GSK, Boehringer Ingelheim, Lundbeck, Novartis



Professor A. John Camm, MD
Professor of Clinical Cardiology
St. George’s University of London
London, England

Consultant/honoraria: Mitsubishi, Laguna, Bayer, Biotronik, Richmond Pharmacology, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi, Menarini, Novartis, St. Jude Medical, BMS, Pfizer, Medtronic, Servier, Boston Scientific, Eli Lilly and Company


Professor Pierre Amarenco, MD
Paris-Diderot-Sorbonne University
INSERM LVTS
Professor and Chairman
Department of Neurology and Stroke Centre
Bichat Hospital
Paris, France

Consultant: Boston Scientific
Speaker’s Bureau: Pfizer
Grant/Research Support: Bayer, Pfizer, AstraZeneca, Sanofi BMS



Professor Peter Verhamme, MD, PhD

Center for Molecular and Vascular Biology
Department of Vascular Medicine and Haemostasis
University Hospital of Gasthuisberg
Leuven, Belgium

Consultant: Daiichi-Sankyo, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim
Speaker’s Bureau: Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi-Sankyo, Pfizer
Grant/Research Support: Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Sanofi, LeoPharma

Program Managers and Web Editor Disclosure

Program Manager Gideon Bosker, MD has nothing to disclose. Program reviewer Denise Leary has nothing to disclose.

Educational Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Detail the role of compliance, convenience, real world patient factors and regimen adherence for long-term stroke prevention in patients with AF;
  • Discuss the trial design, results, conclusions, limitations, and relevant comparisons of recent major stroke prevention trials that have evaluated and, are defining the safety, efficacy, clinical outcomes, dosing issues, drug interactions, compliance dimensions, and dosing strategies of novel, non-monitored, targeted agents as compared to established oral anticoagulants (vitamin K antagonists) shown to be effective for use in patients requiring SPAF;
  • Compare the safety and efficacy of various NOACs for stroke prevention in AF in patients who have a previous history of TIA or stroke;
  • Risk-stratify patients with non-valvular AF, with a focus on the CHA2DS2-VASc and HAS-BLED risk scores that currently are recommended to guide anticoagulation management in AF;
  • Apply factor Xa inhibition in patients following an acute stroke, and determine the safety and efficacy profiles for stroke prevention in high risk patients with AF, including those with a previous TIA or stroke;

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Key Program Topics Include:

ACC/AHA/ESC Guidelines
ACTIVE-A
anticoagulation
Antiplatelet
Antithrombotic
Apixaban
ARISTOTLE
aspirin
ATHENA

Atrial Fibrillation
Stroke
AVERROES
cardiomyopathy
Cardioversion
CHADS2
CHADS-VASC?
clopidogrel
Dabigatran
Dronedarone

 

Edoxaban
ESC AF
Factor Xa Inhibitor
HAS-BLED
Hyperthyroidism
Intracerebral Hemorrhage
Myocardial infarction
myocarditis
Pericarditis
Pulmonary embolism

RE-LY Trial
rhythm control
Rivaroxaban
ROCKET-AF
SPAF-I
supraventricular
tachyarrhythmia
Valvular Atrial Fibrillation
VKA
Warfarin