Rohit R. Arora, MD, FACC, FAHA, FACP, FSCAI Professor of Medicine Professor of Physiology and Biophysics Chairman of Cardiology Vice Chairman of Medicine Associate Chairman of Medicine for Research The Chicago Medical School Chicago, IL
Joseph L. Blackshear, MD Professor of Medicine Department of Cardiology Mayo Clinic Jacksonville, FL
Francis Marchlinski, MD Professor of Medicine Director, Cardiac Electrophysiology University of Pennsylvania Health System Cardiovascular Medicine Division Philadelphia, PA
The increasing prevalence of atrial fibrillation (AF) and its associated morbidity, mortality, diminished quality of life, and high health care costs have spurred development of new therapies for stroke prevention in AF and reduction of AF-related complications.
Cardiologists, internists, and other clinicians play a vital role in improving the management of AF to reduce serious health consequences. This activity will examine appropriate anticoagulant options for specific types of patients.
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Cardiologists, internists, and other clinicians who are involved in the evaluation, diagnosis, and management of patients with atrial fibrillation.
Upon completion of this educational activity, the participant should be able to:
Delineate key differences between anticoagulants that may impact patient management in AF.
Identify the potential role of new and emerging medications for reducing stroke risk in patients with AF.
Summarize the pharmacologic profiles of new and emerging anticoagulation medications.
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Dr. Arora has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose.
Dr. Blackshear has no relevant financial relationships with any commercial interests to disclose.
Dr. Marchlinski discloses that he has received grant/research support from Biotronic, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, and Biosense Webster. He has served as a consultant for Biotronic, Medtronic, and Boston Scientific. Credit Statements
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This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim.
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