Approaching the Patient with Atrial Fibrillation: Clinical Information for Physicians

With the development of novel anticoagulants, we have the opportunity to identify patients who are at high risk for ischemic stroke and start anticoagulation, thereby decreasing rates of preventable stroke. To achieve this, clinicians must familiarize themselves on how to identify high-risk patients, appropriately dose anticoagulants, and understand barriers to adherence to treatment plans.

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  • Access the Duke CE Portal to create your profile and establish an ID/password. This link will open in a separate browser window.  Note that fields marked with an asterisk (*) are required. For further instructions and reference use the quick reference card
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Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, participants should be able to: 

  • Increase their awareness of the role and impact of oral anticoagulants
  • Identify the right patient for anticoagulants
  • Recognize the advantages and risks involved in treating patients using anticoagulants
  • Provide methods for identifying and addressing potential adherence issues
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
Registration Opens: 
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Christopher Granger, MD
Professor of Medicine
Duke Clinical Research Institute
Activity Medical Directo


Available Credit

  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)
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