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.


Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Older People


Interventional Cardiology Review 2016;11(2):93–7

Patient-tailored Drug-eluting Stent Choice – A Solution for Patients with Diabetes


Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(3):158–61

Primary Angioplasty For Patients in Cardiogenic Shock – Optimal Management


Interventional Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):39–43

Intracoronary Imaging: When to use IVUS and OCT


Interventional Cardiology Review, 2016;11(1):11–6