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Atrial fibrillation (2 CPD hours)

Full CPD module


This case-based module will update you on all recent developments in AF management, including NICE guidance on dabigatran, the new CHA2DS2-VASc risk score and new European guidance.

Learning objectives

To improve your understanding of:

  • The diagnosis, investigation and management of atrial fibrillation in primary care
  • Changes to risk scoring using  CHADS2-VASc and the evidence to back its use 
  • The latest evidence for aspirin versus warfarin
  • The role of newer anticoagulant medications and the evidence which backed NICE's decision to recommend dabigatran

In this interactive module, you will learn as you work through real-life primary care patient scenarios. You will be assessed before starting the module and again at the end, to gauge how your knowledge has improved.

You don't have to complete the whole module in one sitting. You can break off at any point mid-module and pick up again where you left off by pressing the Resume Module button alongside the module title in your Pulse Learning CPD log.