Clinical Brief: Antithrombotic and Antiplatelet Therapy in the Cardiometabolic Patient

This clinical brief, adapted from a presentation at the 2021 CMHC Spring meeting, offers a concise overview of recent trials and developments in antithrombotic and antiplatelet therapy in high-risk cardiometabolic patients with coronary artery disease (CAD) or peripheral artery disease (PAD). 

Target Audience

This activity is designed for US-based healthcare professionals, including primary care clinicians (PCPs), registered nurses, nurse practitioners (NPs), physician assistants (PAs), endocrinologists, diabetologists, pharmacists, cardiologists, lipidologists, dieticians, and other allied health professionals.

Learning Objectives

After completing this activity, the participant should be better able to:

  • Discuss the increased impact of CAD and PAD in cardiometabolic patients and the current gaps in antithrombotic therapy in these high-risk patients.
  • Summarize the results of recently-concluded clinical trials about the efficacy and safety of novel antithrombotic approaches in patients with diabetes and concomitant CAD or PAD.
Course summary
Available credit: 
  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CDE
  • 1.00 Participation
Course opens: 
08/09/2021
Course expires: 
08/09/2022
Rating: 
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Deepak L. Bhatt, MD, MPH (Chair)
Professor of Medicine
Harvard Medical School
Executive Director
Interventional Cardiovascular Programs
Brigham and Women’s Hospital Heart and Vascular Center
Boston, MA

Dr. Bhatt discloses the following:
Contracted Research Funding: Abbott, Afimmune, Amarin, Amgen, AstraZeneca, Bayer, Boehringer Ingelheim, Bristol-Myers Squibb, Cardax, Chiesi, CSL Behring, Eisai, Ethicon, Ferring Pharmaceuticals, Forest Laboratories, Fractyl, HLS Therapeutics, Idorsia, Ironwood, Ischemix, Lexicon, Lilly, Medtronic, MyoKardia, Owkin, Pfizer, PhaseBio, PLx Pharma, Regeneron, Roche, Sanofi, Synaptic, The Medicines Company

ESTIMATED TIME TO COMPLETE ACTIVITY
1.0 hours

EDUCATIONAL GRANT SUPPORT

This activity is supported by educational grants from Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC. and AstraZeneca.

JOINT ACCREDITATION STATEMENT
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In support of improving patient care, this activity has been planned and implemented by the Postgraduate Institute for Medicine and Tarsus Cardio Inc. dba Cardiometabolic Health Congress (CMHC). Postgraduate Institute for Medicine is jointly accredited by the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME), the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education (ACPE), and the American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC), to provide continuing education for the healthcare team.

PHYSICIAN CONTINUING MEDICAL EDUCATION
The Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this enduring material for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should claim only the credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.

CONTINUING NURSING EDUCATION
The maximum number of hours awarded for this Continuing Nursing Education activity is 1.00 contact hours. Designated for 0.50 contact hours of pharmacotherapy credit for Advance Practice Registered Nurses.

CONTINUING PHARMACY EDUCATION
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine designates this continuing education activity for 1.0 contact hour(s) (.10 CEUs) of the Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education.

This is an knowledge-based activity. Universal Activity Numbers (UAN): JA4008162-9999-21-2891-H01-P

For Pharmacists: Upon completing the post-test and the activity evaluation form, transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4 – 6 weeks.

CONTINUING DIETICIAN EDUCATION
This program offers 1.00 CPEUs for dieticians.

ABIM MOC CERTIFICATION

Successful completion of this CME activity, which includes participation in the evaluation component, enables the participant to earn up to 1.00 MOC points in the American Board of Internal Medicine's (ABIM) maintenance of certification (MOC) program. Participants will earn MOC points equivalent to the amount of CME credits claimed for the activity. It is the CME activity provider's responsibility to submit participant completion information to ACCME for the purpose of granting ABIM MOC credit.

DISCLOSURE OF CONFLICTS OF INTEREST
Postgraduate Institute for Medicine (PIM) requires faculty, planners, and others in control of educational content to disclose all their financial relationships with ineligible companies. All identified conflicts of interest (COI) are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PIM policy.  PIM is committed to providing its learners with high quality accredited continuing education activities and related materials that promote improvements or quality in healthcare and not a specific proprietary business interest of an ineligible company.

The PIM planners and managers have nothing to disclose. The CMHC planners and managers have nothing to disclose.

DISCLOSURE OF UNLABELED USE
This educational activity may contain discussion of published and/or investigational uses of agents that are not indicated by the FDA.  The planners of this activity do not recommend the use of any agent outside of the labeled indications.  The opinions expressed in the educational activity are those of the faculty and do not necessarily represent the views of the planners.  Please refer to the official prescribing information for each product for discussion of approved indications, contraindications, and warnings.

DISCLAIMER
Participants have an implied responsibility to use the newly acquired information to enhance patient outcomes and their own professional development. The information presented in this activity is not meant to serve as a guideline for patient management.  Any procedures, medications, or other courses of diagnosis or treatment discussed or suggested in this activity should not be used by clinicians without evaluation of their patient's conditions and possible contraindications and/or dangers in use, review of any applicable manufacturer's product information, and comparison with recommendations of other authorities.

METHOD OF PARTICIPATION & REQUEST FOR CREDIT
During the period August 9, 2021 through August 9, 2022, participants must read the learning objectives and faculty disclosures, study the educational activity, obtain a score of 75% or better on the post-test, and complete the evaluation. Upon completing, your certificate will be available for print. For questions about receiving certificates, please contact us at CMHC_Eval@cardiometabolichealth.org.

For questions about the accreditation of this activity, please visit www.pimed.com.

For Pharmacists: Please complete the evaluation instructions above. Upon registering and completing the activity evaluation, your transcript information will be sent to the NABP CPE Monitor Service within 4-6 weeks.

Available Credit

  • 1.00 ACPE Pharmacy
  • 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
  • 1.00 ANCC
  • 1.00 CDE
  • 1.00 Participation
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