What you get by completing this session

  • 35 mins of CPD

    A 25 minute video lecture with presentation slides, you can stop and start anytime you like. 10 minute quiz is included.

  • Certificate of Completion

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What you'll learn in this expert session

Detecting atrial fibrillation and commencing anticoagulation therapy is our greatest weapon in preventing stroke. And yet people with this arrhythmia are still going undiagnosed and untreated. Prof Andrew Sindone presents the latest evidence of the incidence and prevalence of both atrial fibrilation (AF) and stroke, and gives the reasons why the vast majority of AF patients can safely be put on preventive therapy to optimise their chances of a stroke-free future.

Learning Objectives:

  • Recall the risk factors for atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • Assess heart rate and rhythms for timely detection of AF
  • Outline the principals of AF management
  • Compare anticoagulation agents for stroke prevention in AF

About the Expert

Prof Andrew Sindone

A practicing Cardiologist with private practice in Ryde and Westmead, the Director of the Heart Failure Unit and Department of Cardiac Rehabilitation at Concord Hospital, and Head of Department of Cardiology at Ryde Hospital. Prof Sindone has a long history of cardiovascular research having presented over 100 research papers both nationally and internationally. He has been principal investigator in more than 35 international multi-centre research trials and is an advisor to the NSW Ministry of Health, as well as being co-author of the Australian Guidelines for the Management of Chronic Heart Failure.

Course curriculum

  • 1

    How to complete this course

    • Instructions

  • 2

    The Role in Improving Atrial Fibrillation Management

    • Summary and learning objectives

    • Video lecture (25 mins)

    • Quiz: test your learning (10 mins)

  • 3

    Document your CPD here

    • CPD Documentation and Reflection Activity Tool

  • 4


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