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Use of newer oral anticoagulants in AF

Use of newer oral anticoagulants in AF

Format

Expert Perspective

Time to Complete

1.00 hours

Published

March 31, 2016

Updated

June 13, 2016
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Programme Description

Dr Mehul Dhinoja provides a practical guide to using novel oral anticoagulants (NOACs) for stroke prevention in non-valvular atrial fibrillation (AF). Key learning points for GPs and nurses include the safety and efficacy profiles of newer anticoagulants compared with warfarin, and how to switch patients from warfarin to NOACs.

Educational Objectives

After reading this activity, healthcare professionals should be better able to:
  • Compare the safety and efficacy of warfarin with NOACs
  • Understand the differences between NOACs
  • Consider which NOAC best suits individual patients
  • Initiate NOAC treatment
  • Switch patients from warfarin to a NOAC
  • Switch patients from a NOAC to warfarin
  • Authors

    Activity and test author
    Dr Mehul Dhinoja
    Consultant cardiologist and electrophysiologist
    BMI The London Independent Hospital
    London
    UK

    Instructions

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    Please proceed with the activity until you have successfully answered all the test questions and completed your evaluation. You will then receive your MIMS Learning CPD certificate, which will be added to your CPD organiser for access at any time. This activity is offered at no cost.

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