Are You a Candidate for New Treatment Options for Heart Disease?

This activity is for people who may have another heart attack, or anyone who wants to learn more about new treatment options to prevent a heart attack. The goal of this patient education activity is to inform you about blood thinners as a treatment for heart disease, so you can gain knowledge and confidence to discuss taking blood thinners with your doctor.
Educational Partner: Medscape, LLC
Medium: Online Article
Published March 19, 2020
Commercial Support: Supported by an educational grant from Janssen Pharmaceuticals, Inc., administered by Janssen Scientific Affairs, LLC

Target Audience

This activity is intended for patients interested in learning about heart attack prevention and treatment.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this activity, patients will learn:
  • Why you may be at risk for another heart attack
  • How you can lower your risk for another heart attack, including taking blood thinners
  • If blood thinners are right for you
  • What the side effects of blood thinners are
  • How to live a heart-healthy lifestyle
Additional information
ABMS Core Competencies: 
Medical Knowledge
Interpersonal and Communication Skills
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Susan L. Smith, MN, PhD
Lead Scientific Director, Medscape, LLC
Asha P. Gupta, PharmD, RPh
Scientific Content Manager, Medscape, LLC
University of Chicago Medicine

Disclosure Declarations
As a provider accredited by the ACCME, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine asks everyone who is in a position to control the content of an education activity to disclose all relevant financial relationships with any commercial interest. This includes any entity producing, marketing, re-selling, or distributing health care goods or services consumed by or used on patients. The ACCME defines “relevant financial relationships” as financial relationships in any amount occurring within the past 12 months, including financial relationships of a spouse or life partner that could create a conflict of interest. Mechanisms are in place to identify and resolve any potential conflict of interest prior to the start of the activity.

Additionally, The University of Chicago Pritzker School of Medicine requires authors to identify investigational products or off-label uses of products regulated by the US Food and Drug Administration, at first mention and where appropriate in the content.

This patient education has been developed through a collaboration between the University of Chicago Medicine and Medscape Education.
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