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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

Characteristics of Adiponectin and Coronary Plaque - An Intravascular Ultrasound Study

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Interventional Cardiology 2008;3(1):30-2

A Critical Approach to the SYNTAX Trial

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Interventional Cardiology 2010;5(1):35-8

The Adventitia - The New Frontier in Coronary Atherosclerosis Imaging

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Interventional Cardiology 2007;2(1):15-6

Percutaneous Coronary Intervention in Diabetic Patients

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Interventional Cardiology 2008;3(1):33-6