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.


Treatment of Chronic Stable Angina - Clinical Consequences of Recent Trials


European Cardiology 2005;1(1):1-6

Treatment of Connective Tissue Disease-associated Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension - Where Do New Oral Therapies Fit In?


European Cardiovascular Disease 2007;3(2):74–6

Treprostinil in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension


European Cardiovascular Disease 2006;2(2):31–2

Early, Optimal Blood Pressure Control for High-risk Patients


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