Practical Guidance for Stroke Prevention in Atrial Fibrillation – Interactive Case Studies

Summary of Presentations from the Boehringer Ingelheim Symposium, ESC Annual Congress 2013, Amsterdam, the Netherlands

Chairpersons: Gregory Y.H. Lip,1 Michael Brainin,2
Speakers: Jonas Oldgren,3 Hans-Christoph Diener,4 John Eikelboom5

1. Professor of Cardiovascular Medicine, University of Birmingham, UK
2. Head, Department of Clinical Neurosciences and Preventive Medicine, Danube-University Krems, Austria
3. Associate Professor of Cardiology, Uppsala University Hospital, Sweden
4. Professor of Neurology, University Hospital of Essen, Germany
5. Associate Professor of Medicine, McMaster University, Canada

Disclosure: For speaker disclosures, see page 76.
Acknowledgements: Writing assistance provided by Dr Jonathan Viney, ApotheCom Scope Medical.
Citation: EMJ Cardiol. 2013;1:72-76.

Introduction

This Boehringer Ingelheim sponsored satellite symposium was held on 2nd September 2013 as part of the ESC conference, which was hosted this year in Amsterdam, the Netherlands. In light of recent advances within the field of stroke prevention in atrial fibrillation (AF), the scientific programme contained an overview of the updated guidelines, with a subsequent focus on their everyday implementation, through interactive case studies in order to address some of the practical issues that have arisen. The meeting was co-chaired by Professors Gregory Lip and Michael Brainin, who were supported by a distinguished faculty of Professor Jonas Oldgren, Professor Hans-Christoph Diener and Dr John Eikelboom.

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