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.


Improving the Quality of Care Following an Acute Cardiac Event


US Cardiology 2009;6(2):79–82

CTA and MPI—A Comparison in Detecting Significant Coronary Artery Disease


US Cardiology 2006;3(2):1–6

Cardiac Rehabilitation - An Effective and Comprehensive but Underutilized Program to Reduce Cardiovascular Risk in Patients with CVD


US Cardiology 2006;3(2):1–4

Performance Measures for Cardiac Rehabilitation—An Opportunity to Bridge an Important Treatment Gap


US Cardiology 2007;4(2):60–2