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.


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


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

Anticoagulation Strategy in Atrial Fibrillation Cardioversion


Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2017;6(2):50–4.

Cardiac Implantable Electronic Device Infection in Patients at Risk


Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(1):65–71

Pharmacological Therapy of Tachyarrhythmias During Pregnancy


Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2016;5(1):41–4