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.


QUALIFY: Adherence and Outcomes in Heart Failure


Cardiac Failure Review 2017;3(2):130–3.

Heart Failure Management to Improve Health Outcomes


Cardiac Failure Review 2017;3(2):113–5.

Hypertension and Frailty Syndrome in Old Age: Current Perspectives


Cardiac Failure Review 2017;3(2):102–7.

Heart Failure in Patients with Diabetes Mellitus


Cardiac Failure Review 2017;3(1):52–5.