Prevention & Chronic Conditions


Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is a significant and ever-growing problem in the UK, accounting for nearly one-third of all deaths and leading to significant morbidity. Globally CVD accounts for 31% of mortality, mainly from heart disease and cerebrovascular accident.

The burden of CVD can be ameliorated by careful risk modification and primary prevention is an important priority for all developers of health policy. Strong consensus exists between international guidelines regarding the necessity of smoking cessation, weight optimisation and exercise, although guidelines have slightly different approaches to hypertension and vary considerably regarding their approach to optimal lipid profile, which remains a contentious issue.


Identification of Patients at Risk of Stroke From Atrial Fibrillation


US Cardiology Review 2016;10(2):60–4

What the Cardiologist Needs to Know About Medications for Type 2 Diabetes


US Cardiology Review 2016;10(2):54–9

ST-segment Elevation Myocardial Infarction: Challenges in Diagnosis


US Cardiology Review 2016;10(2):91–4

Pharmacologic Strategies for Management of Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension


US Cardiology Review 2016;10(2):78–84