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Activity 2: Thrombophylaxis in Atrial Fibrillation: A Case-Based Approach to Management
Using patient cases, faculty reinforce principles of management addressed in the first activity in this series. Cases focus on deciding between anticoagulants and antiplatelet agents for low-risk patients, balancing bleeding risk against stroke risk, and the therapeutic role of new anticoagulant agents.
- Demonstrate increased awareness of the range of assessment tools and evidence-based guidelines available to aid thrombotic risk stratification in AF and incorporate this knowledge into practice.
- Describe the role of antithrombotic therapy in AF patients at risk of stroke and be aware of the implications of underprescribing.
- Describe the safety and efficacy profile of the currently available antithrombotic therapies, including issues surrounding patient selection.
- Describe the approach to dosing and therapeutic drug monitoring for antithrombotic therapy in AF patients at risk of stroke based on evidence-based guidelines, and incorporate this knowledge into the care of patients.
- Outline strategies for risk reduction in challenging patient populations and incorporate this knowledge into practice.
- Describe emerging antithrombotic therapies and other new developments on the prevention of stroke in AF, including issues surrounding patient selection and monitoring.
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Activity 2: Case Studies