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Strategies to Overcome SDOH in NVAF

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In this podcast, expert faculty Laura Ross, PA-C, CLS provides an overview of the impact of social determinants of health (SDOH) on nonvalvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) and strategies to overcome them. Listen as Ms Ross dives deeper into each social determinant and provides specific strategies to address each to improve clinical outcomes.

In Collaboration With the Academy of Physician Associates in Cardiology


Released: May 26, 2022

Expiration: May 25, 2023

No longer available for credit.



Keith C. Ferdinand

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA

Professor of Medicine
Tulane Heart and Vascular Institute
Tulane University School of Medicine
New Orleans, Louisiana

David S. Kountz

David S. Kountz, MD, MBA, MACP

Department of Medicine
Hackensack Meridian School of Medicine
Nutley, New Jersey

Laura Ross

Laura Ross, PA-C, CLS, AACC, DipACLM

Physician Assistant
Department of Cardiology
Park Nicollet Heart and Vascular Center Methodist Hospital
St. Louis Park, Minnesota


This activity is supported by an educational grant from the Bristol-Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.

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This activity is supported by an educational grant from Bristol Myers Squibb and Pfizer Alliance.

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Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants should be able to:

  • Apply strategies to address SDOH in clinical practice to improve the management of NVAF


All faculty and planners participating in continuing education activities sponsored by Practicing Clinicians Exchange (PCE) are required to disclose all financial relationships with ineligible companies. All relevant conflicts of interest are thoroughly vetted and mitigated according to PCE policy. In addition, all faculty are required to openly disclose any off-label, experimental, or investigational use of drugs or devices discussed in this activity. The faculty and Planning Committee have been advised that this activity must be free from commercial bias and based upon all available scientifically rigorous data from research that conforms to accepted standards of experimental design, data collection, and analysis.

Keith C. Ferdinand, MD, FACC, FAHA: consultant: Amgen, Boehringer Ingelheim, Medtronic, Novartis, Sanofi.

David S. Kountz, MD has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

Laura Ross, PA-C, CLS has no relevant financial relationships to disclose.

None of the members of the Planning Committee or PCE staff have any relevant relationships to disclose.




The opinions or views expressed in this CE/CME activity do not necessarily reflect the opinions or recommendations of Practicing Clinicians Exchange or any educational supporter.

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