Dual Antithrombotic Therapy after percutaneous coronary intervention

Watch Dr Christopher Cannon discuss his study: Dual Antithrombotic Therapy with Dabigatran after PCI in Atrial Fibrillation

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Speaker

Dr Christopher Cannon

Baim Institute for Clinical Research

Massachusetts, USA

Topic

In patients with atrial fibrillation who have had a percutaneous coronary intervention, the current standard practice is to prescribe “triple therapy” i.e. warfarin plus two antiplatelet agents including an aspirin. However, this is associated with a high risk of bleeding. This ground-breaking trial compares triple therapy with “dual therapy” (dabigatran plus one antiplatelet agent).

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  • Target audience

    This educational activity is designed for cardiologists, surgeons, primary care physicians, GPs, nurses and any other healthcare professional with an interest or role in atrial fibrillation management.

  • Learning objectives
    • Describe outcomes from new data regarding the impact on bleeding and thrombotic events of dual therapy with dabigatran and a P2Y12 inhibitor as compared with triple therapy with warfarin,  a P2Y12 inhibitor and aspirin in this patient population
  • Disclosures

    Prof John Camm:

    • Advisor for: Boehringer Ingelheim, Daiichi Sankyo
    • Consultant (retained) for: Boehringer Ingelheim
    • Received honoraria from: Bayer, Daiichi Sankyo, BMS-Pfizer

    Dr Christopher Cannon:

    • Research grants from Amgen, Arisaph, Boehringer-Ingelheim (BI), Bristol-Myers Squibb (BMS), Daiichi Sankyo, Janssen, Merck and Takeda;
    • Consulting fees from Alnylam, Amgen, Amarin, Arisaph, Astra Zeneca, BI, BMS, Eisai, GlaxoSmithKline, Kowa, Lipimedix, Merck, Pfizer, Regeneron, Sanofi, and Takeda.

    Staff and reviewer disclosures

    ACHL staff, PCM Scientific staff, and others involved with the planning, development, and review of the content for this activity have no relevant affiliations or financial relationships to disclose.

  • Accreditation

    This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of the Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning (ACHL) and PCM Scientific. ACHL is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.

    Credit designation

    The Academy for Continued Healthcare Learning designated this live activity for a maximum of 0.5 AMA PRA Category 1 Credits™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

  • Funding

    This independent educational activity is supported by funding from Boehringer Ingelheim. PCM Scientific is the medical education company acting as scientific secretariat and organiser for this programme.

    The activity is run at arm’s length from the financial supporter and all content is created by the faculty. No funder has had input into the content of the activity.