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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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Hypertension in Women: Should There be a Sex-specific Threshold?

Eva Gerdts, Giovanni de Simone,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e38.

Factors Influencing Stent Failure in CTO PCI

Kalaivani Mahadevan, Claudia Cosgrove, Julian Strange,

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Citation: Interventional Cardiology 2021;16:e27.

ISCHEMIA Trial: Key Questions and Answers

José López-Sendón, Raul Moreno, Juan Tamargo,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e34.

Pathophysiology and Diagnosis of Coronary Functional Abnormalities

Jun Takahashi, Akira Suda, Kensuke Nishimiya,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e30.