MIMS Education

Navigating the Choice of NOACs for Stroke Prevention in AF

Navigating the Choice of NOACs for Stroke Prevention in AF

CardiologyFamily MedicineGeneral PracticeInternal MedicineNeurology
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About this course

In patients with atrial fibrillation (AF), stroke prevention remains as one of the cornerstones of management. This is accomplished using either vitamin K antagonists or non-vitamin K antagonist oral anticoagulants (NOACs). The use of NOACs has led to improved clinical outcomes in AF patients in terms of stroke prevention. This e-learning module summarizes important information health care practitioners can use and advise their patients about NOACs, including data on their efficacy and safety, their guidelines-based indications, and reversal agents available in case of NOAC-induced bleeding.

Learning outcomes

Upon completion of the educational activity, health care providers should be able to:
  • Understand the importance of stroke prevention in patients with AF
  • Learn the difference between Vitamin K antagonists and NOACS
  • Identify the 4 approved NOACs and their uses based on clinical guidelines
  • Learn about reversal agents available in case of NOAC-induced bleeding

Topics covered

  • Introduction (stroke prevention in AF, stroke risk stratification, Vitamin K antagonists versus NOACs)
  • Studies and trials on the 4 approved NOACs
  • NOACs in the guidelines
  • Different types of reversal agents
  • Patient specific indications for using each NOAC
  • Acceptability, accessibility, and affordability of NOACs

1 CME Point Available

A certificate can be downloaded upon successful completion of the quiz. Please use the information on the certificate to claim your CME points.

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