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.


Blood Pressure Control - Implementing a Team Approach


US Cardiology 2011;8(2):108–13

Cardiovascular Risk Factors in Metabolic Syndrome—Impact of Insulin Resistance on Lipids, Hypertension, and the Development of Diabetes and Cardiac Events


US Cardiology 2005;2(1):35–8

Azilsartan Medoxomil for Treating Hypertension - Clinical Implications of Recent Trials


US Cardiology 2012;9(1):16-21

New ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction Guidelines Emphasize Speed and Aggressive Treatment and Lower Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Levels


US Cardiology 2004;1(1):17–20