Executive Director, Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women's Hospital Heart & Vascular Center
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Senior Clinical Editor
Editorial Director, Virology & Other Therapeutic Areas
This activity is intended for cardiologists, hospitalists, and other clinicians caring for patients who require antiplatelet therapy for secondary prevention of acute coronary syndromes and/or other thrombotic conditions.
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 Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Clinical Care Options, LLC. The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.0 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
This program has been made available online.
Participation in this self-study activity should be completed in approximately 1.0 hours. To successfully complete this activity and receive credit, participants must follow these steps during the period from October 02, 2015, through October 01, 2016:
1. Register online at http://www.clinicaloptions.com.
2. Read the target audience, learning objectives, and faculty disclosures.
3. Study the educational activity online or printed out.
4. Submit answers to the posttest questions and evaluation questions online.
You must receive a test score of at least 70% and respond to all evaluation questions to receive a certificate. After submitting the evaluation, you may access your online certificate by selecting the certificate link on the posttest confirmation page. Records of all CME activities completed can be found on the "CME Manager" page. There are no costs/fees for this activity.
Results from a recent subanalysis of the DAPT study have the potential to help clinicians address the challenging question of whether to extend DAPT duration for patients with coronary stents.
In my approach to antiplatelet therapy for patients with PAD, I maximize available data and draw from coronary guidelines when necessary.
In this downloadable slideset, Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH, FACC, FAHA, FSCAI, FESC, reviews current guidelines and emerging data on selecting oral antiplatelet therapies, including the optimal duration of dual antiplatelet therapy in selected patients.
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