Update on Management of Atrial Fibrillation in Primary Care

Friday, November 24
9:15 AM - 10:15 AM

Atrial fibrillation is a common and important arrhythmia and increasingly prevalent in our aging population. Stroke prevention is a crucial issue in atrial fibrillation but this talk is not a NOAC talk! Several important aspects of atrial fibrillation will be discussed, including etiology, testing, selection of rate versus rhythm control strategies, and the key messages from the 2016 CCS focused update of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society Afib guidelines will be discussed.

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Richard Choi

University of Toronto

Dr. Richard Choi is a clinician-educator. He is a Vancouver native who completed medical school at UBC and specialty training in internal medicine and cardiology at the University of Toronto in 2001. He is a staff cardiologist at St. Joseph’s Health Centre in Toronto and runs a private practice in West Toronto. He is adjunct clinical faculty and lecturer in the Faculty of Medicine at the University of Toronto.

He has clinical interests in cardiac imaging, general cardiology and the cardiovascular effects of psychiatric medications. He is the chair and founder of the Cardiovascular Update, an annual symposium for west Toronto primary care physicians since its inception in 2008. He remains active in developing CME programs for primary care physicians and for specialists.


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