Reducing Stroke Risk in Patients with Atrial Fibrillation: Non-interventional approaches
In this CME, Andrew H. Voigt, MD, discusses non-interventional approaches to reducing stroke risk in patients with Atrial Fibrillation.
This course is intended for primary care physicians, hospitalists, general medicine internists, family practitioners, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, and other allied health professionals.
Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:
- Describe the natural history of atrial fibrillation
- Recall current recommendations regarding atrial fibrillation screening
- Identify stroke risk in the atrial fibrillation population
Suggested Additional Reading:
- Barakat AF, Jain S, Masri A, Alkukhun L, Senussi M, Sezer A, Wang Y, Thoma F, Bhonsale A, Saba S, Mulukutla S. Outcomes of Direct Oral Anticoagulants in Atrial Fibrillation Patients Across Different Body Mass Index Categories. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2021 May;7(5):649-658. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2021.02.002. Epub 2021 Mar 31. PMID: 33812834.
- Makani A, Saba S, Jain SK, Bhonsale A, Sharbaugh MS, Thoma F, Wang Y, Marroquin OC, Lee JS, Estes NAM, Mulukutla SR. Safety and Efficacy of Direct Oral Anticoagulants Versus Warfarin in Patients With Chronic Kidney Disease and Atrial Fibrillation. Am J Cardiol. 2020 Jan 15;125(2):210-214. doi: 10.1016/j.amjcard.2019.10.033. Epub 2019 Nov 1. PMID: 31780073.
- Estes NAM, Jain SK. Risk Factor Modification for Atrial Fibrillation: An Ounce of Prevention. JACC Clin Electrophysiol. 2020 Oct;6(10):1288-1290. doi: 10.1016/j.jacep.2020.06.029. PMID: 33092756.
Planning Committee Members:
- Michael Fallert, MD, FACC - Clinical Assistant Professor of Medicine, Division of Cardiology, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
- Katie Scollon, PAC - Lead Cardiovascular Physician Assistant at UPMC Health Plan
- Lisa Henry, DNP - Clinical Project Director, UPMC Center for Aortic Valve Disease
ANDREW H. VOIGT, MD - Associate Professor of Medicine University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
All individuals in a position to control the content of this education activity have disclosed all financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
No members of the planning committee, speakers, presenters, authors, content reviewers and/or anyone else in a position to control the content of this education activity have relevant financial relationships with any companies whose primary business is producing, marketing, selling, re-selling, or distributing healthcare products used by or on patients.
In support of improving patient care, the University of Pittsburgh is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.
The University of Pittsburgh designates enduring material activity for a maximum of 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit[s]™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 0.75 contact hours.
Physician Assistant (AAPA)
The University of Pittsburgh has been authorized by the American Academy of PAs (AAPA) to award AAPA Category 1 CME credit for activities planned in accordance with AAPA CME Criteria. This activity is designated for 0.75 AAPA Category 1 CME credits. PAs should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation.
Other Health Care Professionals
Other health care professionals will receive a certificate of attendance confirming the number of contact hours commensurate with the extent of participation in this activity.
The information presented at this activity represents the views and opinions of the individual presenters, and does not constitute the opinion or endorsement of, or promotion by, the UPMC Center for Continuing Education in the Health Sciences, UPMC / University of Pittsburgh Medical Center or Affiliates and University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Reasonable efforts have been taken intending for educational subject matter to be presented in a balanced, unbiased fashion and in compliance with regulatory requirements. However, each program attendee must always use his/her own personal and professional judgment when considering further application of this information, particularly as it may relate to patient diagnostic or treatment decisions including, without limitation, FDA-approved uses and any off-label uses.
- 0.75 AAPA Category I CME
- 0.75 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™The University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
- 0.75 ANCCUPMC Provider Unit is accredited as a provider of continuing nursing education by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation
- 0.75 Attendance
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