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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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APSC Consensus Recommendations on High-risk Chronic Coronary Syndrome

Jack Wei Chieh Tan, Derek P Chew, David Brieger,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e26.

The ISCHEMIA Trial: What is the Message for the Interventionalist?

Emmanuel Ako, Sukhjinder Nijjer, Abtehale Al-Hussaini,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e24.

Trial Update: FORECAST, COMBINE OCT-FFR and DEFINE-PCI

Kevin Cheng, Ranil de Silva,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e22.

Inflammation and Cardiovascular Disease: The Future

Natalie Arnold, Katharina Lechner, Christoph Waldeyer,

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Citation: European Cardiology Review 2021;16:e20.