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.


Drug-eluting Balloons in CAD – Current and Future Perspectives


Interventional Cardiology 2011;6(2):157–60

Contrast-induced Nephropathy in a High-risk Patient Population


Interventional Cardiology 2008;3(1):10-5

Left Main Stenosis - Where Do We Stand?


Interventional Cardiology 2010;5:10–5

Renal Revascularisation Therapy in 2011 - In Perspective


Interventional Cardiology 2011;6(1):89–92