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.


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


US Cardiology 2004;1(1):1–8

Hypertension is Taking On a 'New Look'


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

Mortality and Stroke Reduction After Successful Catheter Ablation for High-risk Patients with Atrial Fibrillation


US Cardiology 2008;5(1):54–6

Clinical Utility of Blood Natriuretic Peptide Levels


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