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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.

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The Role of C-reactive Protein in Patient Risk Stratification and Treatment

Ramón Arroyo-Espliguero, María Carmen Viana-Llamas, Alberto Silva-Obregón,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e28.

Invasive Diagnosis of Coronary Functional Disorders Causing Angina Pectoris

Sascha Beck, Valeria Martínez Pereyra, Andreas Seitz,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e27.

APSC Consensus Recommendations on High-risk Chronic Coronary Syndrome

Jack Wei Chieh Tan, Derek P Chew, David Brieger,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e26.

The ISCHEMIA Trial: What is the Message for the Interventionalist?

Emmanuel Ako, Sukhjinder Nijjer, Abtehale Al-Hussaini,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e24.