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.


Featuring: Dr Valentin Fuster


European Cardiology Review 2016;11(2):123-5

Optical Coherence Tomography For the Detection of the Vulnerable Plaque


European Cardiology Review 2016;11(2):90–5

Resistant Hypertension: A Real Entity Requiring Special Treatment?


European Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):8–11

Left Ventricular Remodelling: A Problem in Search of Solutions


European Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):29–35