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.


Left Main Stem Percutaneous Coronary Intervention – Data and Ongoing Trials


Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(3):132–5

Optimum Utilisation of Novel Antiplatelet Agents in Clinical Practice


Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(3):164–7

Bioresorbable Scaffolds


Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(3):175–9

Interventional Strategies in Thrombus Management for ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction


Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(1):35–8