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.


Review of Data and Discussion - Who Should Undergo Patent Foramen Ovale Closure in 2014?


Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(2):115–20

Risks of Stroke After Coronary Artery Bypass Graft - Recent Insights and Perspectives


Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(2):77–83

Use of Thrombectomy Devices in Primary Percutaneous Interventions for ST-elevation Myocardial Infarction - An Update


Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(2):102–7

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention for Left Main and Multivessel Coronary Artery Disease - A Review of Strategies


Interventional Cardiology 2012;7(2):86–90