Undiagnosed Non-Valvular AFib and Stroke Risk

Unique perspectives on accurate and timely identification of AFib and guideline-based management to prevent stroke.

Atrial Fibrillation, Pharmacology, Stroke
Member Cost: $0
Credits: 1.0 CE contact hours

Course Overview


Treatment Strategies for Undiagnosed AFib

An advanced practice nurse, cardiologist, and patient all provide unique perspectives on the importance of accurate and timely identification of Afib and guideline-based management to prevent stroke. Kathy Berra MS, ANP, Jonathon Chrispin MD and Melanie True-Hills reinforce the importance of collaboration among health care team members, patients, and caregivers.

Learning Objectives

Upon completion of this activity, participants will be able to: \

  • Discuss the magnitude of undiagnosed non-valvular atrial fibrillation (NVAF) in the population at large and review common risk factors.
  • Summarize the stroke risks associated with NVAF and available treatments to prevent stroke.
  • Describe atrial fibrillation awareness and screening tools and provide examples of activities that can be executed in a variety of clinical and community settings.
  • Review risk communication strategies to help patients and caregivers understand the risks and benefits of NVAF treatment to actively engage in shared decision making.


  • Kathy Berra, MSN, ANP, FAHA, FPCNA, FAAN
  • Melanie True Hills, CSP
  • Jonathan Chrispin, MD