Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation: Sharing Decision Making for Optimal Anticoagulation
Atrial fibrillation can increase the risk of ischemic stroke
After taking part in this educational activity, participants should be better able to:
- Recognize the large degree of underutilization of anticoagulation in patients with AF and the resultant morbidity, mortality, and health care costs
- Outline strategies recommended in clinical guidelines to assess risk for stroke and bleeding to optimize outcomes of anticoagulation therapy
- Evaluate the limitations, risks, challenges, and opportunities surrounding traditional and current anticoagulation therapies
- Implement strategies to improve communication and shared decision making between clinicians, patients/caregivers about the benefits and risks of anticoagulation therapy
This learning experience offers 1 credit. It expires February 26, 2016.