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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.

Articles

The Role of Revascularisation in Patients Undergoing Non-cardiac Surgery

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Interventional Cardiology 2010;5:104–8

Percutaneous Treatment of Congenital Defects of the Inter-atrial Septum in Adults - Recent Advances and Persistent Pitfalls

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Interventional Cardiology 2009;4(1):76-80

Pre-clinical and Clinical Study Results for the Coracto™ Rapamycin-eluting Stent – A New-generation Drug-eluting Stent

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Interventional Cardiology 2010;5:39–42

Renal Artery Stenting - Developments in Practice

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Interventional Cardiology 2009;4(1):104-8