Anti-platelet Therapy and Anticoagulants in ACS Patients – Which? When? Why? – What if I Need to Stop? - Dr. Sukh Nijjer

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Summary

Sukh Nijjer discusses the various antithrombotic treatments and combinations for ACS patients


  • Different anti platelet options - aspirin, PSY12 antagonists, GpIIbIIIa antagonists
  • ESC guidelines
  • Timing of anti platelet therapy - give at the time of making ACS diagnosis
  • Pharmacokinetic profiles of the various drugs
  • Duration of dual anti platelet therapy
  • Stopping DAPT for bleeding or intercurrent surgery
  • Bridging strategies
  • Anticoagulant therapy - heparin, LMWH, bivalirudin, NOACs
  • Co-existing AF and how to treat patients with AF and ACS/PCI

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Target Audience

  • Interventional cardiology trainees
  • Cardiology trainees
  • General practitioners with specialist interest in cardiology
  • Clinical fellows
  • Physiologists
  • Cath lab staff
  • Aspiring cardiology trainees

The 'Simple Essential Guide to Catheter Laboratory Diagnostic, Procedure and Therapeutics' course is designed for all busy Cardiology trainees, Clinical Fellows, Interventional Fellows, aspiring cardiologists and consultants looking for a rapid and simple update in this expanding field.

Each module of the 4 modules is designed to cover topics that will be encountered by all cardiologists regardless of specialisation and are therefore designed to provide the definitive update in the management of patients with coronary artery and structural heart disease for the practicing clinical cardiologist regardless of sub-specialty. So, if you want to be more confident in the catheter lab - this is the course for you!

Learning Objectives

  • Diagnosis of NSTEMI/STEMI
  • Pre catheter laboratory planning (Drugs, patient selection etc.)
  • Evidence behind choosing the correct anti platelet agents
  • Familarise yourself with Emergencies 
  • Learn about different catheters for emergency patients
  • Watch live case practical demonstrations
  • Post PCI management (Drugs, rehab etc.)
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