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Management of non valvular atrial fibrillation and venous thromboembolism in primary care: anticoagulation and beyond - Live Webinar

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Saturday 17th September 2022
Start Time: 09:30
Finish Time: 12:30
Introducing your speakers
Professor Terry McCormack
Dr Chris Arden
GPSI (Cardiology)

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  • A pdf of the main speaker’s slides available for download for delegates' personal use
  • A certifcate for your appraisal portfolio
Course Accredited for 3 hours CPD
Your Learning Agenda

Around 1.2 million people in the UK have diagnosed AF, which is associated with a five-fold increased risk of stroke. Furthermore, it is estimated that a further half a million people in the UK have undiagnosed AF.1 Anticoagulation is an effective way to reduce the risk of stroke in patients with AF, but there remains a treatment gap with only 87% of patients with AF who are at high risk of stroke currently anticoagulated.2

Improving outcomes in patients with venous thromboembolism (VTE) is also a priority, as one in 20 people in the UK will have a VTE in their lifetime, and there are 25,000 deaths caused by VTE in the UK each year, placing a significant burden on the NHS and society.3,4

In this case-study based webinar, you will have the opportunity to build on your understanding of how to implement the relevant guidelines on the detection and management of NVAF and VTE in practice, with the goal of improving the quality of care for your patients. Current NICE guidelines recommend the use of anticoagulation with direct oral anticoagulants (DOACs) for the prevention of stroke in NVAF and treatment of VTE 5,6 Consequently, consideration and optimal use of DOACs will be a core part of the masterclass, aimed at improving patient outcomes in NVAF and VTE.

The webinar will cover a holistic approach to the management of non-valvular AF (NVAF), exploring the most effective ways to identify and treat AF in primary care including symptom control and consideration of co-morbidities and CVD risk factors, as well as the optimisation of stroke prevention. A key focus of the presentation will be the management of AF in those patients who have diabetes or renal co-morbidities.

The webinar will also illustrate the key issues, assessment of risk and the decision-making process when managing acute deep vein thrombosis (DVT) and pulmonary embolism (PE), as well as the considerations around extended anticoagulation for the prevention of recurrent  VTE. In addition, the option of outpatient treatment for patients with low-risk PE will be considered.

1. Stroke Association 2020. Atrial fibrillation (AF) and stroke.
Available at
Accessed June 2022

2. Innovation agency, Atrial fibrillation.
Available at
Accessed June 2022

3. Accessed October 2021.4. All-Party Parliamentary Thrombosis Group. Annual Review 2018.
Available at:
Accessed June 2022

4. House of Commons Health Committee Second Report of Session 2004–05. Available at: 
Accessed June 2022

5. NICE Clinical Guideline (NG196).
Available at:
Accessed June 2022

6. Venous thromboembolic disease: diagnosis, management and thrombophilia testing. NICE Guideline 158.
Accessed June 2022

Meet the Speakers
Professor Terry McCormack

Terry McCormack is a GP in Whitby, North Yorkshire, Honorary Professor of Primary Care Cardiovascular Medicine at Hull York Medical School (HYMS) and Vice-President of the British and Irish Hypertension Society. He is a primary care researcher, particularly interested in hypertension, lipids and anticoagulation.

In 2016 he received a National Institute of Health Research award for success in commercial research and in 2020 he was the winner of the HYMS Undergraduate Medicine Phase II and III Teacher of Excellence Award.

Guideline work includes the NICE Hypertension, Perioperative Care and Venous Thromboembolism guideline committees and the AAGBI/BHS preoperative BP guideline.

He is an editor of the British Journal of Cardiology and a Fellow of the European Society of Cardiology.

Dr Chris Arden

Chris Arden is a GP near Winchester, Hampshire. He also works in
community cardiac clinics in Southampton and Winchester as a GPSI in
cardiology, assessing patients with suspected heart failure, atrial
fibrillation, palpitations, hypertension and valvular heart disease.
The community cardiac service provides echocardiography, ambulatory
ECG, blood pressure and event recorder monitoring; receiving consultant mentorship
support from secondary care and working in partnership with specialist heart failure and
cardiac rehabilitation nursing colleagues.
He does a weekly stress echo clinic at Southampton General Hospital and has BSE
accreditation in echocardiography.
Chris Arden is Former Editor-in-Chief of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Journal, a
member of the Primary Care Cardiovascular Society, British Society of Echocardiography,
British Society of Heart Failure and British Heart Valve Society.
He is on the editorial board of the British Journal of Cardiology.


Event Timings and Info
09:30 - 10:45 Management of non valvular Atrial Fibrillation
10:45 - 11:15 Break and Q&A
11:15 - 12:00 Optimising outcomes in patients with venous thromboembolism
12:00 - 12:30 Q&A

Bayer plc medicinal product(s) will be discussed and relevant prescribing information(s) will be available during the webinar
RP-XAR-GB-4337 Date of Preparation: June 2022
In conjunction with MediConf, this online event has been organised and fully funded by Bayer plc

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Delegate from Cardiff: Relevance to daily practice, refresh ECG knowledge, good Primary Care practical tips ECG Interpretation for Primary Care
Delegate from Leeds: This meeting has enabled a real shift pattern in my understanding of this subject Modern Management of AF
Delegate from Leeds: The knowledge of the speakers and their passion. Training that can be applied immediately to practice this has increased my confidence in assessment and treatment of patients Anticoagulation
Delegate from Nottingham: Very clear and concise, simple and easy pitched at the right level - excellent presentation ECG Interpretation for Primary Care
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