How Do I Improve the Ability to Screen, Interpret, and Diagnose Elderly Patients With Atrial Fibrillation?

Management of Atrial Fibrillation in the Elderly

How Do I Improve the Ability to Screen, Interpret, and Diagnose Elderly Patients With Atrial Fibrillation?

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  • Overview

    Older patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) are challenging to treat due to concomitant increased risk for both stroke and bleeding and the presence of an increasing number of comorbidities. Data from clinical trials, meta-analyses, and real-world evidence support the relative merits of NOAC therapy compared with conventional anticoagulation in treating elderly patients with AF. This program focuses on the factors and considerations that can drive the choice of anticoagulation therapy for elderly patients with AF, such as comorbidities and associated medications, falling risk, and monitoring and treatment adherence, which may help clinicians optimize the care of their elderly patients with AF.

  • Target Audience

    This activity has been designed to meet the educational needs of the interprofessional team, which includes cardiology and internal medicine, as well as physician assistants, nurse practitioners, pharmacists, and other healthcare practitioners who are part of the care team that manage elderly patients with non-valvular atrial fibrillation.

  • Learning Objectives

    After participating in this educational activity, participants should be better able to: 

    • Distinguish the role that direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) play within special elderly populations with NVAF
  • Accreditation and Credit Designation Statements

    A logo for a credit company Description automatically generatedIn support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) and Total CME, LLC. GLC is jointly accredited by the American 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.

    This activity was planned by and for the healthcare team, and learners will receive 0.75 Interprofessional Continuing Education (IPCE) credit for learning and change.

  • Disclosure of Relevant Financial Relationships

    Disclosure Policy
    In accordance with the ACCME Standards for Integrity and Independence, Global Learning Collaborative (GLC) requires that individuals in a position to control the content of an educational activity disclose all relevant financial relationships with any ineligible company. GLC mitigates all conflicts of interest to ensure independence, objectivity, balance, and scientific rigor in all educational programs. 

    The following faculty have disclosed:

    Manesh R. Patel, MD, chair for this educational event, received research grants from AstraZeneca, Bayer, Janssen, Mytonomy, and Procyrion; and received consulting fees from Bayer, Janssen, and Novartis. 

    Sean Pokorney, MD, faculty for this educational event, received research grants from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Philips, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Milestone Pharmaceuticals, and received consulting fees from Bristol-Myers Squibb, Pfizer, Philips, Medtronic, Boston Scientific, Milestone Pharmaceuticals, Sanofi, and Zoll. 

  • Planners and Managers Disclosure List

    The following planners/reviewers/managers have disclosed:

    William Mencia, MD, FACEHP, CHCP, reviewer for this educational event, has no relevant financial relationships with ineligible companies.

    Total CME, LLC., planners, and managers have no relevant commercial relationships to disclose.

    All the relevant financial relationships for these individuals have been mitigated.

  • Disclaimer

    The views and opinions expressed in this educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of GLC and Total CME, LLC. This presentation is not intended to define an exclusive course of patient management; the participant should use their clinical judgment, knowledge, experience, and diagnostic skills in applying or adopting for professional use any of the information provided herein. Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer’s product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities. Links to other sites may be provided as additional sources of information. Once you elect to link to a site outside of MedEd On The Go you are subject to the terms and conditions of use, including copyright and licensing restrictions, of that site.

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    Reproduction of this material is not permitted without written permission from the copyright owner.

  • Provider(s)/Educational Partner(s)

    Jointly provided by Global Learning Collaborative (GLC), Duke Heart, and Total CME, LLC.

  • Commercial Support

    This activity is supported by an independent educational grant from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC.

  • Instructions for Completion

    During the period 1/26/2024 through 1/26/2025, registered participants wishing to receive continuing education credit for this activity must follow these steps:
    1. Read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures.
    2. Answer a pre-program question.
    3. View the program.
    4. Complete the post-test with a score of 100%. 
    5. Complete activity evaluation.
    6. Apply for credit and either bank your credits or print your certificate.

    For Pharmacists: Upon successfully completing the post-test with a score of 100% and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service. This may require you to add or update the e-profile ID/date of birth information saved in your account.

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