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Cardiology Pharmacist’s Insights on Stroke Prevention in NVAF With Evidence-Based DOAC Therapy

In this podcast, expert cardiology pharmacist Dr Stephanie Dwyer Kaluzna discusses evidence-based recommendations on the use of DOAC therapy in NVAF for stroke prevention.
Stephanie Dwyer Kaluzna, PharmD, BCCP
Released: April 25, 2022

This podcast is the second in a series of three featuring insights from expert cardiology pharmacists on nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF). In this episode, cardiology pharmacist Stephanie Dwyer Kaluzna, PharmD, BCCP, reviews key literature and guideline recommendations for stroke prevention in patients with NVAF. Dr Dwyer Kaluzna discusses the most recent evidence for prescribing, dosing, and monitoring direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs); using the risk-screening tools HAS-BLED and CHA2DS2-VASc to design patient-specific pharmacotherapy plans; and the use of DOACs in special patient populations, including older patients, patients with end-stage renal disease, and patients with low or high body weights.

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Stephanie Dwyer Kaluzna, PharmD, BCCP

Clinical Assistant Professor
Department of Pharmacy Practice
University of Illinois Chicago College of Pharmacy
Cardiovascular Clinical Pharmacist
University of Illinois Hospital and Health Sciences System
Chicago, Illinois

Stephanie Dwyer Kaluzna, PharmD, BCCP, has no relevant conflicts of interest to report.

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