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Feb 24, 2014

1) Guideline on prevention of stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. and 2) Topic of the month: Review of new oral anticoagulants for stroke. This podcast for the Neurology Journal begins and closes with Dr. Robert Gross, Editor-in-Chief, briefly discussing highlighted articles from the print issue of Neurology. In the second segment Dr. Brett Kissela interviews Dr. Gary Gronseth about AAN paper on prevention of stroke in nonvalvular atrial fibrillation. Dr. James Addington is reading our e-Pearl of the week about superficial siderosis. In the next part of the podcast Dr. Andy Southerland interviews Dr. Seemant Chaturvedi about Edoxaban, non-pharmaceutical options for stroke prevention in afib: ablation, atrial appendage occluder devices and any other options. The participants had nothing to disclose except Drs. Kissela, Gronseth, Addington, Southerland and Chaturvedi.Dr. Kissela serves on scientific advisory board for Allergan, Inc.; has received funding for travel and speaker honoraria from Allergan, Inc.; has received research support from the NIH, will receive compensation from Reata Pharmaceuticals, Inc. for serving on the Event Adjudication Committee for the BEACON study, which they are sponsoring and provides medico-legal reviews.Dr. Gronseth serves as Associate Editor for for Neurology®; serves on the editorial board of Neurology Now and receives research support from the American Academy of Neurology.Dr. Addington serves on the editorial team for the Neurology® Resident and Fellow Section. Dr. Southerland serves as Podcast Deputy Editor for Neurology®; serves as Clinical Research Advisor for Totier Technologies, Inc.Dr. Chaturvedi serves as an editorial board member for Neurology®, Stroke; serves as contributing editor NEJM Journal Watch Neurology; serves as executive committee member for ACT I study; is a consultant for Genetech, Inc., Boehringer Ingelheim, Abbott Vascular, Thorhill research, WL Gore, Bristol-Myers Squibb; receives research support from Daichi Sankyo, AstraZeneca, Pfizer Inc, NIH; received compensation for expert witness testimony.