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Grand Rounds and Seminars

Nov9
Cardiovascular Grand Rounds
11/9/2012 7:30 AM - 8:30 AM
Everett Tower, Room 2E109
Title:
Achieving Guideline-based Management of Atrial Fibrillation: Education and Quality Improvement through an AF-QI Working Group

Objectives:            
Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:  Describe the clinical consequences of atrial fibrillation (AF) progression and economic impact of AF hospitalizations. Incorporate new guidelines for treatment of AF patients with different comorbidities and clinical presentations utilizing specific AADs. Apply guideline recommended anticoagulants and validated stroke risk scoring systems in clinical practice for the management of patients with AF. Outline clinical scenarios where rate and/or rhythm control should be initiated in patients with AF. Describe circumstances when switching AADs may be warranted in the management of patients with AF

Speaker:
Michael D. Ezekowitz, MBChB, DPhil, FRCP, FACC, Professor, Jefferson Medical College, Wynnewood, PA; Director of Atrial Fibrillation Research and Education, The Cardiovascular Research Foundation, New York, NY


For more information contact:
Kelsey Peters
Department of Medicine/Cardiovascular Diseases
271-4742
kelsey-peters@ouhsc.edu

Number of CE Credits: 0