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.


Disparities in ST Elevation Myocardial Infarction


Interventional Cardiology Review 2013;8(2):140-2

Optimum Therapies for ST-Elevation Myocardial Infarction Managed with Primary Percutaneous Coronary Intervention


Interventional Cardiology 2012;7(2):81–5

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Patients with Diabetes and Multivessel or Left Main Disease - a Review


Interventional Cardiology 2012;7(1):37–40

Breakthrough Regenerative Cardiopoietic Stem Cells and Related Technologies


Interventional Cardiology 2012;7(1):14–6