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Utilizing NOAC's in Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing PCI

  • Heart Rhythm
  • Intervention

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Utilizing NOAC's in Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation Patients Undergoing PCI


This independent medical education (IME) series has been created for English, German and Spanish speaking cardiologists and is designed to showcase the latest updates emerging from the data in novel oral anticoagulants in non-valvular atrial fibrillation patients undergoing PCI.


It will consider the latest recommendations on bleeding risks and the impact this has on the optimum duration of therapy with NOACs, for those patients with atrial fibrillation. In particular, the WOEST, PIONEER and RE-DUAL-PCI studies will be considered.

Support Statement

This activity has been supported by an unrestricted independent grant from Boehringher Ingelheim


Radcliffe-CME requires contributors to our CME programmes to disclose any relevant financial relationships that have occurred within the past 12 months that could create a conflict of interest. These will be identified in the faculty section if applicable:

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Instructions to Participants

There is no fee for taking part in this online learning activity.


Activities are designed to be completed within the suggested timelines and must be completed by the registered user. Physicians should only claim credits for time spent on the activity. To successfully earn credit, participants must complete the activity in full in the indicated time frame.


To complete the course and claim certification participants must:


1. Read the course outline information supplied and complete pre-test questions if supplied prior to starting the activity. Users must read and study the activity in its entirety before completing the post-test questions.


2. Your results will be automatically saved and if a pass score is achieved (where applicable), you may be eligible to claim credit for the activity and receive a certificate of completion.

Target Audience

  • Interventional cardiologists
  • Electrophysiologists
  • General cardiologists

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to:

  • Apply knowledge gained on the complex nature of antithrombotic therapies in non-valvular AF patients undergoing PCI in a range of clinical scenarios
  • Increase knowledge on the complications surrounding triple antithrombotic therapy
  • Understand the latest clinical evidence regarding the use of NOAC therapy in AF patients undergoing PCI


Robert A Byrne

Mater Private Hospital, Dublin

Prof Robert Byrne is Director of Cardiology at the Mater Private Hospital, Dublin, and Chair of Cardiovascular Research at the Royal College of Surgeons.

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Georg Nickenig

Department of Internal Medicine and Polyclinic II, University Hospital Bonn, Germany

Dr Georg Nickenig is a Full Professor and Chair, Department of Internal Medicine and Polyclinic II, University Hospital Bonn, Germany. 

Dr Nickenig completed his doctoral degree in Clinical Medicine from the University of Bonn. 

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Stefan H Hohnloser

Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany

Stefan H Hohnloser is Professor of Medicine and Cardiology at the Johann Wolfgang Goethe University in Frankfurt, Germany, where he is the Head of the Department of Electrophysiology. His primary research interests include sudden cardiac death and its prevention by device therapy.

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Pepe Zamorano

Head of Cardiology, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

Head of Cardiology, University Hospital Ramón y Cajal, Madrid, Spain

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José López-Sendón

Hospital Universitario La Paz, IdiPaz, Madrid, Spain

Chief Cardiologist, Hospital University La Paz, Madrid, Spain

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This course is not accredited

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