Practical Considerations for Anticoagulation for Prevention of Venous Thromboembolism and Stroke Due to Atrial Fibrillation
This talk addresses prevention of stroke in patients with atrial fibrillation and the prevention and treatment of venous thromboembolism. Dr. Ruff discusses the enhanced AF risk stratification tools to assess an individual patient’s risk of stroke and bleeding and compares the relative efficacy and safety of the new anticoagulants (NOACs) with warfarin. He also reviews the management of patients with venous thromboembolism, both prevention in high-risk hospitalized patients and the treatment of patients who present with an acute DVT or PE. Learn about the different anticoagulant strategies available and review the factors that impact the duration of treatment.
Research Support from Daiichi Sankyo. Consultant for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Daiichi Sankyo. Advisory Board for Boehringer Ingelheim Pharmaceuticals, Inc and Daiichi Sankyo.
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