Video roundtable – challenges to secondary prevention in current clinical practice

As part of the roundtable video debate on secondary prevention of recurrent atherothrombotic events, the discussion continued between four key participants with both wide-ranging perspectives and roles within the therapy area and covered the challenges to secondary prevention in current clinical practice.

In the second part of the discussion, the panel focused on challenges to secondary prevention in current clinical practice. They began with a discussion of the current patient journey and what it looks like from first event through to secondary prevention, before moving on to the complex topic of clinical guidelines and asking whether they are meeting patient needs.

The key points explored in this section included:

  • Clarity of the guidelines and whether any areas need clarification
  • Are physicians following the guidelines?
  • Gaps between the guidelines and common clinical practice
  • Critical unmet needs for patients/their families, for physicians, and for broader health systems

For further materials relating to this roundtable debate, please visit the spotlight page.