Overview

Until the advent of the COMPASS trial, secondary prevention in patients with peripheral artery disease consisted of either aspirin or clopidogrel monotherapy. A new era is emerging in which, by adding low-dose DOACs to low-dose aspirin, medical therapy may reduce the need for major vascular surgery or endovascular procedures. In this Virtual Expert Roundtable, the faculty will discuss the latest evidence, indications, and guideline-based utilization of dual antiplatelet therapy. In addition to an in-depth look at PAD therapy, participants in this session will receive insights on the latest in secondary prevention options for ESUS and a review of proper dosing for long-term anticoagulation to prevent recurrent events in patients with venous thromboembolic disease. 

Learning Objectives

  • Identify patients with PAD and ensure appropriate treatment to prevent the substantial morbidity and mortality associated with the disease
  • Recognize the evolving role of DOACs, in combination with antiplatelet therapy, as secondary prevention for patients with cardiovascular disease, as demonstrated by the COMPASS trial
  • Understand the thromboembolic etiology of ESUS, recognize the continuing development of tools to improve diagnosis, and analyze the evolving literature for secondary prevention options, including the role of DOACs as evidenced by currently ongoing clinical trials
  • In patients with provoked venous thromboembolic disease, employ proper dosing of long-term anticoagulation to prevent recurrent events  

Disclosures

Non-faculty contributors and others involved in the planning, development, and editing/review of the content have no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

CME/CE Information

AMA PRA Category 1 Credits

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pmiCME is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education to provide continuing medical education for physicians.


Designation Statement

pmiCME designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.50 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

AANP

Accreditation Statement

pmiCME is accredited by the American Association of Nurse Practitioners as an approved provider of nurse practitioner continuing education. Provider Number 040308.


Designation Statement

This program has been approved for 1.50 contact hours of continuing education. Pharmacology credit is pending. 

Commercial Supporter

Janssen Biotech, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Education Partner

North American Thrombosis Forum


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