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-coated Balloon-only Angioplasty


Interventional Cardiology Review 2016;11(2):110–5

Intravascular Photoacoustic Imaging of Vulnerable Atherosclerotic Plaque


Interventional Cardiology Review 2016;11(2):120–3

PCI in Patients with Diabetes: Role of the Cre8 Drug-eluting Stent


Interventional Cardiology Review 2017;12(1):13–7

Interventional Therapies for Resistant Hypertension: A Brief Update


Interventional Cardiology Review 2016;11(1):64–9