At the end of this activity, participants should be able to identify medications recently approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for use with cardiovascular disease states; select an appropriate dosing regimen and titration strategy for sacubitril/valsartan given a patient case; discuss appropriate dosing for ivabradine given a patient case, including specific actions to appropriately manage ivabradine-associated drug interactions; explain the appropriate use of vorapaxar in the presence of concomitant antiplatelet therapies; and discuss the advances and shortcomings of the target-specific oral anticoagulants (TSOACs) relative to warfarin in the management of various thromboembolic disease states.
This continuing education activity was designed specifically for pharmacists.
Jason Williamson, Pharm.D., BCPS, clinical/staff pharmacist, Genesys Regional Medical Center
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Continuing Education Credit
Michigan Pharmacists Association (MPA) is accredited by the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE) as a provider of continuing pharmacy education. Universal Activity #0112-0000-15-005-H01-P; 1.5 contact hours; Initial Release Date: 10/5/15; Expiration Date: 10/5/18
The author has indicated that he does not have any conflicts of interest, nor does he have financial relationships with a commercial interest, related to this activity.
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