C30 - Cerebrovascular Disease I: Prevention

Event Time: Sunday April 23, 2017 7:00 am to 9:00 am
Topic(s): Cerebrovascular Disease and Interventional Neurology
Director(s): Larry Goldstein MD, FAAN, FAHA
Description: Faculty will cover specific, rotating topics related the prevention of a first or recurrent stroke, including lifestyle modifications, statins, carotid revascularization, and anticoagulants. There will be ample time for discussion and questions. This program complements C42: Cerebrovascular Disease II: Hemorrhagic Stroke and C59: Cerebrovascular Disease III: Acute Ischemic Stroke, but covers independent topics.
Completion Message: Participants should be able to recommend appropriate lifestyle changes for stroke prevention, select patients for treatment with a statin, discuss risks and benefits of carotid revascularization for stroke prevention, and identify patients with atrial fibrillation who would benefit from treatment with warfarin or a novel oral anticoagulant and choose appropriate reversal strategies.
CME Credits: 2
Core Competencies: Interpersonal and Communication Skills, Patient Care, Practice-Based Learning and Improvement

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