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Event: 'ACP New Mexico American College of Physicians Chapter Meeting'


Annual Congress

Date: Saturday, November 07, 2015 (12:00 PM-01:00 PM)
Duration: 1 Hour(s)
  Location: Sheraton Albuquerque Uptown Ambassador/Registry Ballroom 2600 Louisiana Blvd NE Albuquerque, New Mexico

Internists play a critical role in the long-term management of patients who have experienced an acute coronary syndrome (ACS).  The landscape of oral antiplatelet therapy has changed with the addition of newer drugs; it is important for internists to be aware of similarities and differences between therapies and their use in post-ACS management. Optimal clinician-patient interactions after an ACS require a comprehensive knowledge of guideline-recommended lifestyle and pharmacologic therapies, including intensity, dosage, and duration of therapies.  Patient adherence to a secondary prevention strategy, and effective communication between internists and patients, and also between internists and cardiologists, are important to reduce the risk of adverse cardiovascular events.  In this program, cardiologist Dr. Karol Watson will provide attendees with a current overview of oral antiplatelet therapy in the setting of ACS, and contemporary preventive strategies for improving outcomes in patients after hospital discharge post-ACS.