Overview

This session will focus on incorporating the latest advances in anticoagulation for stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation and acute treatment and long-term prevention of venous thromboembolism. The expanding role of the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants will be discussed in the context of pivotal, landmark randomized controlled trials. Dr. Beckman will also discuss the management of bleeding in patients on NOACs.

Learning Objectives

  • Recognize limitations of warfarin and the advantages of the non-vitamin K oral anticoagulants (NOACs)
  • Incorporate NOACs into stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF) practices to select the optimal regimen
  • Integrate NOACs into strategies for acute treatment of venous thromboembolism (VTE) and long-term prevention
  • Identify critical pathways for management of bleeding in patients taking NOACs

Faculty Disclosures

The following financial relationships have been disclosed by faculty.

Joshua A. Beckman, MD, MS

Advisory Board for Bayer; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Merck & Co., Inc.; and Novartis Pharmaceuticals Corporation. Contracted Research for Bristol-Myers Squibb and Merck & Co., Inc.; Ownership Interest (e.g., stock, patent holder) in EMX and Jana Care Inc.

Disclosures

Pamela Kushner, MD, FAAFP (Reviewer): Speaker’s Bureau for AstraZeneca; and Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc. Consultant for AstraZeneca; Boehringer Ingelheim; Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc.; and Lilly. Advisory Board for Pfizer, Inc.

Patrick Alguire, MD, FACP (Reviewer): Stock Holder for Amgen Inc; Bristol-Myers Squibb; Express Scripts; GlaxoSmithKline PLC; Medtronic Inc; Stryker Corporation; Teva Pharmaceutical Industries.

All other non-faculty contributors to planning, development, editing and review of content have no financial relationships to disclose.

Commercial Supporters

Not Applicable

Education Partners

Not Applicable


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