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This educational webinar will provide an opportunity for general practitioners and other clinicians to update their knowledge in stroke and atrial fibrillation management, with particular focus on treatment options for stroke patients in whom anti-coagulation therapy may not be appropriate.
This activity will be presented by leading medical educator and GP Dr Anita Muñoz, neurologist and stroke physician A/ Prof Andrew Wong and interventional cardiologist Dr Matthew Brooks. The presentations cover treatment options for anti-coagulated patients who have had stroke including left atrial appendage closure and the event includes plenty of opportunities to direct questions to the panel.
There has been great progress in understanding and treating stroke however in Australia stroke remains one of the leading causes of death. In 2020, there were an estimated 39,500 stroke events in Australia—more than 100 every day. The rate of stroke events was 154 per 100,000 population. In 2019, stroke was the underlying cause of 8,400 deaths (5.0% of all deaths and 20% of CVD deaths). (Source: AIHW - Heart, stroke and vascular disease: Australian facts).
This CPD webinar aims to:
Summarise the pathophysiology, epidemiology and impact of AF-associated stroke and recurrent stroke in Australia.
Describe the contraindications to oral anticoagulation therapy.
Praxhub is an RACGP accredited provider under the RACGP CPD Program
This medical education activity has been approved for 1.5 CPD hours with:
Activity ID: 411332
Activity ID: 29060
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Praxhub would like to acknowledge Abbott for their support of this education. The sponsor had not input into the development of this activity
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