Video roundtable – the opportunity for improved secondary prevention of recurrent atherothrombotic events among high-risk patients

As part of the roundtable video debate on secondary prevention of recurrent atherothrombotic events, discussion between four key participants with both wide-ranging perspectives and roles within the therapy area then concluded with discussions relating to the opportunity for improved secondary prevention of recurrent events among high-risk patients.

In the third part of the discussion, the panel focused on the opportunity for improved secondary prevention of recurrent atherothrombotic events among high-risk patients. They discussed what they thought the ideal patient journey would look like, from first event through to immediate secondary prevention and then longer-term prevention, including through different health specialists. The combination of health specialists involved in the patient journey is a key consideration based on the typical age of patients and the incidence of concomitant diseases. The participants then moved on to consider whether changes to the guidelines should be considered and, if so, in what areas.

The key questions explored in this section included:

  • Why should policymakers pay particular attention to secondary prevention of recurrent atherothrombotic events among high-risk patients?
  • What should policymakers be doing to improve the patient journey?
  • What role should all stakeholders play in improving secondary prevention of recurrent atherothrombotic events among high-risk patients?

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