Treatment Options for Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation
This activity focuses on the effective management of Anticoagulation in patients with Atrial Fibrillation resulting in reducing Stroke Risk.
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Treatment Options for Patients with Nonvalvular Atrial Fibrillation

Participation and Successful Completion
Successful completion of this CE activity includes the following: (1) Register and view the course online. (2) Complete the evaluation survey (3) Print your CME/CE Certificate from your own printer.  There is no fee for CME/CE credits for this activity.  The link to the CME/CE “Professional Education Center” website
is www.learn.heart.org.

Hardware/Software Requirements
Internet Explorer 7 or greater
Firefox (Latest Version)
Google Chrome
Windows 7 or above
Safari (Latest Version)
Adobe Acrobat Reader
Internet Explorer is not supported on the Macintosh.
Mac OS 10.4

Target Audience
Physicians -

General Cardiology, Cardiac Electrophysiology
 

Description
This education is directed toward cardiologists addressing the need to effectively manage Anticoagulation in patients with Atrial Fibrillation resulting in reducing Stroke Risk.   The format of the online course will be an interactive magazine in which learners may read and review course content, view video interviews with faculty on specific aspects of the course, participate in activities such as quizzes and self refer to the many additonal resources that will be provided.


Learning Objectives

At the completion of this online course, the learner will be able to:

     1.    Describe barriers to optimal Anticoagulant Therapy in patients with Atrial Fibrillation.

     2.    Compare the mechanisms, effectiveness and safety of available Anticoagulants as demonstrated in major clinical trials. 

     3.    Describe key elements to maintain proper Thromboprophylaxis during patient handoffs between practice settings.

 

Course Agenda

Presentation

Module 1: Under-treatment of Atrial Fibrillation

Module 2: Established Antiplatelet and Anticoagulation Therapies

Module 3: Novel Oral Anticoagulant Therapies

Module 4: Considerations When Using Oral Anticoagulants

Module 5: Considerations for the Coordination of Care

Module 6: Patient Risk Assessment and Case Studies

Faculty
Anne B. Curtis, MD, FAHA, FACC

Chair, Department of Medicine
Charles and Mary Bauer Prof of Medicine
University of Buffalo 

Kelley P. Anderson, MD, FACC
Clinical Professor of Medicine
Marshfield Clinic 

Kristen Patton, MD, FACC
Associate Professor of Medicine
University of Washington


Accreditation Statements

ORIGINAL RELEASE DATE:  October 2013 

TERMINATION DATE:  October 8, 2016 

LAST REVIEW DATE: October 2013 

ACCREDITATION TERMS:
ACCME/AMA (Physicians) – October 22, 2013 – October 21, 2016
 

ACCREDITATION STATEMENTS: 

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation - Physicians
The American Heart Association is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

The American Heart Association designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™.  Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

All persons who develop and/or control educational content in CME/CE activities sponsored by the American Heart Association will disclose to the audience all financial relationships with any commercial supporters of this activity as well as with other commercial interests whose lines of business are related to the CME/CE-certified content of this activity.  In addition, presenters will disclose unlabeled/unapproved uses of drugs or devices discussed in their presentations.  Such disclosures will be made in writing in course presentation materials. 

Continuing Medical Education Accreditation – Physician Assistants
AAPA accepts certificates of participation for educational activities certified for AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™ from organizations accredited by ACCME or a recognized state medical society. Physician assistants may receive a maximum of 1.00 hour of Category I credit for completing this program.

Estimated Time to Complete the Educational Activity
60 minutes


Disclosures

Faculty Member

Employment

Research Grant

Consultant/
Advisory Board

Stock Shareholder (directly purchased)

Honoraria

Other

Speaker’s Bureau

Anne B Curtis, MD, FACC

University of Buffalo

None

Biosense, Webster, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medtronic, Pfizer, Sanofi Aventis, St. Jude Medical

None

Biosense, Webster, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Medtronic, Pfizer, Sanofi Aventis, St. Jude Medical

None

Kelley P Anderson, MD, FACC

Marshfield Clinic

None

None

None

None

None

Kristen K Patton, MD, FACC

University of Washington

Cameron/BSI

None

None

None

None

Michelle Bruns, MLA

American Heart Association

None

None

None

None

None

Kate Fanning

CME Enterprise

None

None

None

None

None

Debra Gordon, M.Sc

Independent Contractor

None

None

None

None

None

Chris Larrison

Healthcare Performance Consulting

None

None

None

None

None

Heidi Ness

Interstate Postgraduate Medical Association

None

None

None

None

None

Robyn Synder

ACC – American College of Cardiology

None

None

None

None

None

 

This table represents the relationships of this educational activity’s faculty members that may be perceived as actual or reasonable perceived conflicts of interest as reported on the Disclosure Questionnaire which all AHA volunteers are required to complete and submit. The focus is on relevant financial relationships with commercial interests in the 12-month period preceding the time that the individual is being asked to assume a role controlling content.

Unlabeled/Unapproved Uses of Drugs or Devices
This webinar will not include any discussion of off-label use.
 

Medium
This activity is an internet webcast/webinar

Contact Information
To contact the American Heart Association for any questions, please call our customer support center at 888-242-2453.
 

Policy on Privacy and Confidentiality
Please see the privacy link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center

Copyright Information
Please see the link at the bottom of the Professional Education Center 

Commercial Support
This activity is supported by an independent medical educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb/Pfizer Pharmaceuticals Partnership.

Type:  Internet Activity (Enduring Material)
FREE
Activity Price
944 Registered Users
Credits
1 Credits> Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education> AMA PRA Category 1 Credit