Heart valve disease module 7: anti-thrombotic therapy for valvular heart disease

Released1 March 2016     Expires: 01 March 2018      Programme: Heart valve disease 1 CPD/CME credit

Sponsorship Statement: This module has been sponsored by Edwards Lifesciences with an unrestricted educational grant

Designed to give healthcare professionals a clear understanding of how and why anti-thrombotic therapy is important. It is one of several modules in our heart valve disease programme.

1 CPD/CME credit

Module originally published July 2013. Revised module released March 2016

Learning objectives

Upon completing this module, participants should be better able to:

  • Introduce anticoagulation options in patients with native or prosthetic heart valves
  • Review early antithrombotic therapy after valve surgery
  • Understand the challenges of interrupting anticoagulation in valve patients
  • Review anticoagulation options during pregnancy.


Dr Louise Tillyer, Consultant Haematologist, Royal Brompton Hospital, London.
Dr Pu-Lin Luo, Research Clinical Fellow, St George’s, University of London.


1 CPD/CME credit, 1 hour
BJC Learning has assigned one hour of CPD/CME credit to this module
The European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC) has assigned one CME credit to this module. German participants should contact EBAC to receive a German VNR code for this course.
email: accreditation@ebac-cme.org
website: http://www.ebac-cme.org/

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