|Time||2.00 - 4.00 PM (Lunch will be served between 1.00 - 2.00 PM)|
|Venue||NUHS Tower Block, Level 10, Seminar Room T10-02/03
Level 1, 1E Kent Ridge Road, Singapore 119228 - via South Buona Vista Road
Please refer to the attached Directional Guide to NUHS Tower Block.
GPs may park your cars at the NUHS Tower Block.
|Department||Cardiac Dept, National University Heart Centre, Singapore (NUHCS)|
|Speakers||Dr Lim Toon Wei (Consultant) and Dr Pipin Kojodjojo (Consultant)|
|Synopsis of Event||
Atrial fibrillation (AF) is the most common clinically significant arrhythmia and is increasingly common with the aging of the population. It is thus a commonly encountered condition in primary care.
The main stay of therapy remains pharmacological, but there has been a number of new developments in terms of anti-arrhythmic drug therapy and anticoagulation. Catheter ablation of AF has also entered the mainstream of AF treatment, though it is still not widely practiced here.
The main aim of this CME session is to provide an insight into all these areas and how it relates to primary care.
Dr Lim Toon Wei
1. The problem of AF: why it will be an increasingly important problem
2. Diagnosing AF: Clinical signs and symptoms, ECG interpretation
3. Differential diagnosis: Atrial flutter and other pretenders
4. Complications and adverse outcomes of AF
5. How to investigate a patient with new onset AF
Dr Pipin Kojodjojo
6. Drug therapy: Rate vs rhythm control
7. Anticoagulation vs. antiplatelets for AF
8. Ablation therapy
9. Surgical therapy
a) Understand the principles of pharmacotherapy for atrial fibrillation
b) When I would need to refer a patient for management of atrial fibrillation
|Contact Person||Ms Zanda Chiang|