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Expanded Role of Rivaroxaban in Patients with Diabetes and Coronary Artery Disease

Coronary Artery Disease - Capital Heart Centre
Patients with diabetes mellitus (DM) are more likely to have cardiovascular (CV) disease and an increased thrombotic risk; therefore, aggressive management to prevent CV events is crucial. Join Dr. Ashley Lopez for a 45-minute presentation as she addresses emerging evidence on the potential use of dual pathway antithrombotic therapy with aspirin in combination with reduced-dose anticoagulant in patients with diabetes mellitus and coronary artery disease.
To learn more about this activity, including speaker information and learning objectives, expand the module below (click the +). Pharmacists can earn 0.75 contact hour of knowledge-based CE credit at the completion of this activity.
This session will be held in a virtual home study format. All pharmacists are welcome to attend! Alumni can receive a coupon code to participate in this program at no cost by emailing to verify alumni status.



CE Hours


Activity Type

  • Knowledge

Target Audience(s)

  • Pharmacists


Accreditation Council for Pharmacy Education
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Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of mortality in patients with diabetes mellitus. While antiplatelet therapy is currently utilized in this patient population to help prevent future cardiovascular (CV) events, these agents have no role in thrombin inhibition which may also precipitate CV events. Recent studies have evaluated the addition of a low-dose anticoagulant to antiplatelet therapy, and current guidelines have incorporated this strategy as a consideration in patients deemed to be at low bleeding risk. This presentation will address emerging evidence regarding the potential use of dual pathway antithrombotic therapy with aspirin in combination with a reduced-dose anticoagulant and stratify clinical benefit.


  • Compare and contrast the efficacy and safety outcomes associated with the addition of low dose rivaroxaban to aspirin in patients with diabetes and stable coronary artery disease
  • Summarize the mechanism contributing to the increased thrombotic environment in patients with diabetes
  • Identify patients that would potentially benefit from dual pathway inhibition therapy with low dose rivaroxaban plus aspirin


Ashley Lopez, Pharm.D.

Activity Number


Release Date: Feb 4, 2022
Credit Expiration Date: Feb 4, 2025

CE Hours