Prevention & Chronic Conditions

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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.

Articles

Intracoronary Imaging: When to use IVUS and OCT

Citation:

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

AXXESS™ Stent: Delivery Indications and Outcomes

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Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(2):85–9

Vascular Access and Chronic Total Occlusion Angioplasty

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Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(2):90–3

Avoiding Coronary Occlusion and Root Rupture in TAVI

Citation:

Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(2):94–7