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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.

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The Future of Telemedicine in the Management of Heart Failure Patients

José Silva-Cardoso, José Ramón González Juanatey, Josep Comin-Colet,

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Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2021;7:e11.

Cardiovascular Outcomes in Trials of New Antidiabetic Drug Classes

Chris Wai Hang Lo, Yue Fei, Bernard Man Yung Cheung,

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Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2021;7:e04.

Exercise Training and Heart Failure: A Review of the Literature

Jacqueline H Morris, Leway Chen,

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Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2019;5(1):57–61.

A Review of Plant-based Diets to Prevent and Treat Heart Failure

Conor P Kerley,

Citation: Cardiac Failure Review 2018;4(1):54–61.