This CME-accredited satellite symposium, chaired by Professor Dr Harald Darius, took place at Acute Cardiovascular Care 2016 in Lisbon, Portugal.
“Antidotes & Anecdotes: Real-world control in NOAC therapy” was a 60-minute, interactive session that aimed to discuss the emergency management of patients receiving oral anticoagulants, dispel fear of anticoagulation side effects and inspire clinicians to optimise their management strategies for patients with atrial fibrillation. The symposium has been transcribed into an enduring eLearning module, which is available on our dedicated eLearning platform.
Purpose of the meeting
The programme’s key aim was to provide the audience with expert insight into the emergency management of patients receiving NOACs and, in doing so, inspire clinicians to optimise anticoagulation care in at-risk patients.
The intended audience included cardiologists, GPs, nurses and any other healthcare professional with an interest or role in the management of atrial fibrillation.
The satellite symposium aimed to ensure that participants will:
- Implement an optimised course of oral anticoagulants in all eligible patients
- Be able to describe management options for patients experiencing internal bleeding while receiving NOACs
- Be able to recite the fundamental pharmacodynamics of NOAC reversal agents
- Be able to recognise the factors that affect the choice and dose of oral anticoagulants
This independent educational activity is supported by funding from Boehringer Ingelheim. PCM Scientific is the medical education company acting as scientific secretariat and satellite symposium organiser for this programme.