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Management of Non-Valvular Atrial Fibrillation – The New Era of Oral Anticoagulants

This presentation may include discussion of commercial products and services. Atrial fibrillation (AF) is defined as a tachyarrhythmia of supraventricular origin leading to deterioration in mechanical function of the...
CME credit is no longer available for this conference.

Course Authors

Muhib Khan, M.D., and Karen Furie, M.D., M.P.H.

Dr. Khan is Assistant Professor and Dr. Furie is Professor and Chair, Department of Neurology, The Warren Alpert Medical School of Brown University, and Neurologist-in-Chief, Rhode Island Hospital, The Miriam Hospital and Bradley Hospital, Providence, RI.

This Cyberounds® program was edited by Mark Crowther, M.D., M.Sc., Professor of Medicine, Pathology & Molecular Medicine and Clinical Epidemiology & Biostatistics, Associate Chair, Department of Medicine, Leo Pharma Chair in Thromboembolism, McMaster University School of Medicine, and Vice President, Research, St Joseph`s Healthcare System, Chief of Laboratory Medicine, Hamilton Health Sciences and St Joseph`s Healthcare, Toronto, Canada.

Within the past 12 months, Drs. Furie and Khan report no commercial conflicts of interest; Dr. Crowther has been on advisory boards for Leo Pharma, Pfizer, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Alexion, CSL Behring, Portola, Viropharm and AKP Americas, prepared educational materials/presentations for CSL Behring, Celgene, Pfizer and Octapharm, and his institution has received research grant support from Boehringer Ingelheim, Leo Pharma, Octapharm and Pfizer.

Albert Einstein College of Medicine, CCME staff, and interMDnet staff have nothing to disclose.

This activity is certified for cardiovascular medicine, hematology, neurology, primary care (internal medicine, family practice and women’s health), physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and for all other health professionals interested in the management of atrial fibrillation stroke prevention.

This CME activity has been peer-reviewed by Ileana L. Piña, M.D., M.P.H., Professor of Medicine & Epidemiology and Population Health, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, and Associate Chief for Academic Affairs, Division of Cardiology, Montefiore Medical Center, Bronx, New York.

This activity is made possible by an unrestricted educational grant from Boehringer Ingelheim

Estimated course time: 2 hour(s).

Albert Einstein College of Medicine – Montefiore Medical Center designates this enduring material activity for a maximum of 2.0 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.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this Cyberounds®, you should be able to:

  • Assess the thromboembolic risks associated with atrial fibrillation and apply this knowledge to patient stroke prevention

  • Discuss the data emerging from recent clinical trials of prospective pharmacotherapies and strategies for atrial fibrillation stroke prevention including safety, efficacy and side effects

  • Apply risk stratification in the selection of appropriate therapy (devices, surgeries and pharmacotherapies) for patients with atrial fibrillation.



The opinions expressed herein are those of the authors and do not necessarily represent the views of the sponsor or its publisher. Please review complete prescribing information of specific drugs or combination of drugs, including indications, contraindications, warnings and adverse effects before administering pharmacologic therapy to patients.


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