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Atrial Fibrillation in General Practice
Cardiovascular Disease is one of the leading causes of mortality in Australia. This disease is not only the underlying cause of over ¼ of all deaths, the estimated future rates of Atrial Fibrillation (AF) in relation to the aging population are projected to increase considerably, reaching epidemic proportions in the coming decades. As AF is the most common cardiac arrhythmia to present in General Practice, the ability of the GP to correctly diagnose, treat and manage not only AF, but the related comorbid conditions contributing to this disease is vital.
Presented by Associate Professor Chris Judkins, General and Interventional Cardiologist at WA Cardiology, this workshop aims to improve patient outcomes by delivering to GPs the latest recommendations in the diagnosis and management of AF. Chris will discuss investigating and detecting AF, thromboembolic risk, pharmacologic management, procedural therapies and lifestyle modifications.
Learning Outcomes
1. List the causes of AF, identifying those that have the potential of being reversible
2. Outline the diagnostic options available in General Practice for the identification of AF
3. Describe the importance of addressing comorbidities in the management of AF
4. Identify current pharmacological treatment options in the management of AF, including anticoagulation effects, risks/benefits, monitoring requirements and drug interactions
5. Summarise procedural therapies currently available for AF

Jul 28, 2020 07:00 PM in Perth

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