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.


Role of the Thyroid System in the Dynamic Complex Network of Cardioprotection


European Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):36–42

Atrial Fibrillation, Cognitive Decline and Dementia


European Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):49–53

Clinical Diagnosis and Management of Resistant Hypertension


European Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):12–7

Uric Acid and Cardiovascular Disease: An Update


European Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):54–9