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AMDA's 32nd Annual Symposium


B04 - Stroke Management in Octogenarians: Clinical Pearls and Controversies


Mar 6, 2009 11:00am ‐ Mar 6, 2009 12:00pm

Standard: $24.00

Description

AMDCP Credit Designation:

This session has been approved for a total of 1 Clinical credit hours toward certification as a Certified Medical Director in Long Term Care (CMD).

The American Medical Directors Association designates this educational activity fora maximum of 1 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit(s)TM. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

Presenter(s): Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD;Manju T. Beier, PharmD

Disclosure(s):
Naushira Pandya, MD, CMD has no relevantfinancial relationships to disclose.
Manju T. Beier,PharmD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose. Dr. Beier will discuss off-label use of anticoagulants poststroke (new trails) and investigational drugs in pipeline.

Session Description:
The sessions is an evidence-based review of stroke risks,morbidity, and factors affecting therapeutic decision-making in strokemanagement and secondary prevention.

Learning Objectives:
  • Provide an overview of stroke risk factors and morbidity in the frailelderly in long term care
  • Review the importance of secondary prevention and optimizingidentification of cardiovascular risk factors depending on prognosis,comorbidities and individual p
  • References
  • Review of key stroke trials with special attention to evidence inoctogenarians
  • Discuss clinical decision making in secondary prevention and strokemanagement while highlighting pertinent areas of the AMDA Stroke ClinicalPractice Guideline
References:
Am Heart Assoc Heart Disease and Stroke Facts;www.americanheart.org
http://stroke.ahajournals.org/...
http://stroke.ahajournals.org/...

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