Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review (AER) Radcliffe Cardiology

Dear Colleague,

On November 12th 2014, Radcliffe Cardiology, in association with the Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review (AER) journal, filmed a roundtable discussion entitled 'Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants (NOACs): Hot Topics & Current Issues' in London, UK.

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The discussion was moderated by Professor A. John Camm (London, UK), a renowned authority in anticoagulation and atrial fibrillation, and an editorial board member of AER. He was joined by expert group of physicians including Doctor Marco Alings (Breda, NL), Professors Raffaele De Caterina (Chieti, IT), Paulus Kirchhof (Birmingham, UK), Jean-Yves Le Heuzey (Paris, FR) and Freek Verheugt (Amsterdam, NL).

The meeting comprised of seven presentations and subsequent panel discussions on a range of topical issues related to the use of non-vitamin K antagonist (novel) oral anticoagulants in various clinical scenarios.

Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants (NOACs): Hot Topics & Current Issues

SESSION 2: Once or twice daily NOAC therapy: Theory and practice

A. John Camm, Professor of Clinical Cardiology and Head of the Department of Cardiac and Vascular Sciences, St. George's Hospital Medical Centre, London, UK

SESSION 2: novel-oral-anti-coagulants-noacs-hot-topics-current-issues-1

Moderator: A. John Camm, London, UK
Paulus Kirchhof, Birmingham, UK
Marco Alings, Breda, The Netherlands
Raffaele de Caterina, Chieti, Italy
Jean-Yves Le Heuzey, Paris, France
Freek Verheugt, Amsterdam, The Netherlands


  • To review the established evidence-base for non-VKA thromboprophylaxis in atrial fibrillation (AF)
  • To consider recent and emerging data on non-VKA oral anticoagulants in AF trials and registries
  • To discuss on-going non-VKA oral anticoagulant research in patients with AF
  • To identify and refine the indications for specific non-VKA oral anticoagulants in AF
  • To establish the nature of further non-VKA oral anticoagulant research needed for new AF indications


CME accreditation has been applied for from the European Board for Accreditation in Cardiology (EBAC). The CME e-learning modules can be accessed here.

CME-CPD AcademyThe CME element of this educational module has been managed by Siyemi Learning and is powered by CME-CPD Academy. CME-CPD Academy

Support Statement: The Novel Oral Anti-Coagulants (NOACs): Hot Topics & Current Issues roundtable was supported by an unrestricted educational grant by Daiichi-Sankyo.

This educational activity is intended for an international audience of non-US healthcare professionals, specifically electrophysiologists and cardiologists. However, neurologists, internal medicine specialists, primary care physicians, and other healthcare professionals involved in the diagnosis and management of patients with atrial fibrillation (AF) will also find this topical.


Liam O'Neill
Publishing Director
Radcliffe Cardiology

About Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review (AER)

Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review (AER) is a tri-annual journal aimed at assisting time-pressured general and specialist cardiologists to stay abreast of key advances and opinion in the arrhythmia and electrophysiology sphere. AER provides comprehensive update on a range of pertinent issues to support physicians in continuously developing their knowledge and effectiveness in day-to-day clinical practice. For free access to the journal, please visit

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