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.


The Million Hearts Initiative - Targeting Key Drivers of Cardiovascular Mortality from a Medical Specialty Society Perspective


US Cardiology 2012;9(1):66-70

Non-surgical Alternatives in the Treatment of Congenital Heart Defects—Congenital Interventional Cardiology Moves into the 21st Century


US Cardiology 2005;2(1):159

Exercise Capacity in Chronic Heart Failure


US Cardiology 2012;9(1):57-60

Positron Emission Tomography in the Routine Management of Coronary Artery Disease


US Cardiology 2005;2(1):122-8