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.


Use of Natriuretic Peptides for Non-invasive Assessment of Stable Coronary Artery Disease


European Cardiovascular Disease 2006;2(2):25–6

Why Many At-Risk Patients Are Not Reaching Their Low-density Lipoprotein Cholesterol Goals and the Need for Alternative Therapies


European Cardiovascular Disease 2007;3(1):26–8

Physiological Responses to Percutaneous Coronary Intervention


European Cardiovascular Disease 2006;2(1):1–3

Prevention of Cardiovascular Events in Hypertensive Patients


European Cardiovascular Disease 2006;2(1):1–5