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Training Resources

Online CME Course

Drs. Edip Gurol & Eric Smith have developed a free online CME course highlighting the current advances and problems in atrial fibrillation detection and management. This course was designed to support our efforts to build a community of individuals knowledgeable about these issues. The rationale for the Neuro-AFib Study and the methods for data collection are addressed throughout the course. All Neuro-AFib Study Group investigators and data collectors must complete this course. This is a free course that is open to any interested physician and healthcare provider. 

Click on the link to access the course webpage and instructions for obtaining CME credit:

Modules included in this CME course:

Introduction: Afib Detection and Personalized Stroke Prevention Approaches in Atrial Fibrillation

by Drs. Edip Gurol & Eric Smith

Detection of Atrial Fibrillation

by Dr. Lee Schwamm

Relevance of neuroimaging markers of high ICH risk on AFib Detection & Management

by Dr. Edip Gurol

Detection of Microbleeds, cortical superficial siderosis and etiologic classification of ICH

by Dr. Eric Smith

Detection/rating of white matter disease, lacunes, microinfarcts and EPVS

by Dr. Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas

Detection and etiologic classification of symptomatic and “silent” cerebral infarcts

by Dr. Ava Liberman

Role of the left atrial appendage in NVAF-related thrombus formation

by Dr. Shadi Yaghi

Left atrial appendage closure for stroke prevention in NVAF

by Dr. Vivek Reddy

Lifelong antithrombotic therapy for NVAF

by Dr. Edip Gurol

Afib ablation and emerging approaches

by Dr. Moussa Mansour


Course Faculty:

Course Co-Directors

Edip Gurol, MD., MSc
Director, High Hemorrhage Risk Stroke Prevention Clinic
Massachusetts General Hospital / Harvard Medical School
Boston, MA

Eric Smith, MD, MPH, FRCP(C), FAHA
Katthy Taylor Chair in Vascular Dementia
Associate Professor of Neurology and the Katthy Taylor Chair in Vascular Dementia
Department of Clinical Neurosciences
University of Calgary and Hotchkiss Brain Institute
Calgary, AB, Canada

Contributing Faculty

Ava Liberman, MD   
Assistant Professor of Neurology at Albert Einstein College of Medicine
Clinical Stroke Neurologist at Montefiore Medical
Bronx, NY

Vasileios-Arsenios Lioutas, MD   
Assistant Professor of Neurology
Beth Israel Deaconess Medical Center
Boston MA 

Moussa Mansour, MD, FHRS, FACC
Director, Atrial Fibrillation Program
Massachusetts General Hospital
Boston, MA

Vivek Reddy, MD
Director of Cardiac Arrhythmia Services
The Mount Sinai Hospital
New York, NY

Lee Schwamm, MD
Vascular Neurologist | Neurologist
Executive Vice Chairman, Department of Neurology
Director, MGH Comprehensive Stroke Center
Director, MGH Center for TeleHealth
Boston, MA

Shadi Yaghi, MD FAHA
Assistant Professor of Neurology, NYU Langone Medical School
Comprehensive Stroke Center Director, NYU Langone Brooklyn
Director of Clinical Stroke Research, NYU Langone Health
Brooklyn, NY

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