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.


Detection of Silent Coronary Artery Disease in Asymptomatic Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus


US Cardiology 2005;2(1):1-4

Pulmonary Thromboendarterectomy

Developments in Magnetic Resonance Imaging of Atherosclerosis


US Cardiology 2007;4(1):63–5

Risk of Complications During Pregnancy in Women with Congenital Aortic Valve Stenosis


US Cardiology 2007;4(1):91–3