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.


The Role of Ivabradine and Trimetazidine in the New ESC HF Guidelines


Cardiac Failure Review, 2016;2(2):123–9

Transitional Care to Reduce Readmission Rates


Cardiac Failure Review 2016;2(2):85–9

What the General Practitioner Needs to Know About Their Chronic Heart Failure Patient


Cardiac Failure Review 2016;2(2):79–84

Depression in Patients with Heart Failure: Is Enough Being Done?


Cardiac Failure Review 2016;2(2):110–2