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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.

Articles

Complications in Anticoagulated Patients with AF

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(4):167–78.

Drug–Drug and Drug–Food Interactions of Oral Anticoagulation

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(1):55–61.

The Risks of Electric Currents at Home

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2018;7(1):64.

Executive Summary: European Heart Rhythm Association Consensus Document on the Management of Supraventricular Arrhythmias

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(3):210–4.