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.


Fibrates — The Other Life-saving Lipid Drugs


US Cardiology 2004;1(1):22–4

Treatment of Type 2 Diabetes with a Combination of Two Insulin Sensitizers — Increased Efficacy and Fewer Side-effects


US Cardiology 2004;1(1):29–33

High-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol — The Next Battle Front in the Fight Against Heart Disease


US Cardiology 2004;1(1):34–8

Aspirin and Statins to Decrease Risks of Cardiovascular Disease – The Need for Wider Utilization


US Cardiology 2004;1(1):43-4