Victor F. Tapson, M.D.
Dr. Tapson is Professor of Medicine, Duke University School of Medicine. Within the past 12 months, Dr. Tapson has received research grant support from Actelion, Cotherix, Encysive, Pfizer, Sanofi Aventis and United Therapeutics, and has been a consultant for Actelion, Sanofi Aventis and United Therapeutics.
This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from .
Estimated course time: 1 hour(s).
Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Albert Einstein College of Medicine-Montefiore Medical Center and InterMDnet. Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center 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.
Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:
Describe underlying risk factors for venous thromboembolism
Describe appropriate diagnostic approaches to suspected acute DVT and PE
Discuss the mechanism of action of various anticoagulants
Discuss the side-effect profiles of warfarin, UFH and LMWH
Discuss results of clinical trials in VTE prevention and treatment.