Elizabeth Pogge, PharmD, MPH, BCPS, BCGP, FASCP: No relevant disclosure to display
Anticoagulants are used in the treatment and prevention of a variety of diseases that are common in older adults. Patients with atrial fibrillation, valvular heart disease, and venous thromboembolism receive anticoagulation therapy for prevention of clotting or strokes. The major risk associated with anticoagulation use is bleeding. Older adults have a increased incidence of bleeding with anticoagulation therapy, with factors such as polypharmacy, vascular changes, and renal/hepatic dysfunction influencing bleeding risk. Join us for this case-based session that is designed to discuss key considerations for providing safe and effective anticoagulation therapy for older adults.
Apply current evidence and best practices for employing effective and safe anticoagulation therapy to older adults.
Describe key considerations to mitigate bleeding risks when using anticoagulation in older adults.
Given a patient case, design an appropriate anticoagulant treatment regimen and monitoring plan.