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.


Overview of Technical and Cost Considerations in Complex Percutaneous Coronary Intervention


Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(1):17–22

Self-expanding Stents in Atypical Coronary Anatomy


Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(1):11–6

Renal Sympathetic Denervation - A Review of Applications in Current Practice


Interventional Cardiology Review 2014;9(1):54–61

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


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