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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

Obstructive Sleep Apnoea and Atrial Fibrillation

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2015;4(1):14-8

Management of Cardiovascular Implantable Electronic Devices Infections in High-Risk Patients

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2015;4(1):53-7

Stroke in Atrial Fibrillation - Long-term Follow-up of Cardiovascular Events

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2013;2(2):105-8

The European Heart Rhythm Association Practical Guide on the Use of New Oral Anticoagulants in Patients with Non-valvular Atrial Fibrillation - A Brief Summary

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Arrhythmia & Electrophysiology Review 2013;2(2):115-9