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.


Preventive Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in ST-elevation MI


Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(1):32–4

Contemporary Antiplatelet Strategies in the Treatment of STEMI using PPCI


Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(1):26–31

Major Bleeding and Adverse Outcome following Percutaneous Coronary Intervention


Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(1):22–5

Percutaneous Closure of Patent Foramen Ovale


Interventional Cardiology Review 2015;10(1):45–8