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 2010 International Society of Hypertension in Blacks Consensus Statement - Is There a Role for Opinion in Guidelines or Consensus Reports? A Review


US Cardiology 2011;8(2):118–22

Endothelin and Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension


US Cardiology 2005;2(1):51–7

Management of Chronic Coronary Disease and Acute Coronary Syndromes in Patients with Chronic Kidney Disease


US Cardiology 2011;8(2):123–31

American Heart Association's Shared Focus is Critical to Achieving its Goals Faster


US Cardiology 2005;2(1):18–9