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Cardiovascular disease: the state of the nation, and the NHS Long Term Plan

September 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28(suppl 2):S3–S6 doi:10.5837/bjc.2021.s06

Cardiovascular disease: the state of the nation, and the NHS Long Term Plan

Shahed Ahmad, Xenophon Kassianides, Simon Thackray

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A silent pandemic Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the primary cause of death worldwide, with an estimate of nearly 18 million lives lost each year, as figures from the World Health Organisation suggest.1,2 As life-expectancy and industrialisation have increased, a significant epidemiological transition has taken place, leading to a long-standing global pandemic in CVD.3 CVD is an umbrella term including disease states of both the heart and the vessels, and, therefore, has pathological implications and associations with most organs, including brain and kidney. It has a multi-faceted impact, not only in terms of mortality and morbidity but also

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Inclisiran: testing a population health management methodology to implement a novel lipid treatment

September 2021 Br J Cardiol 2021;28(suppl 2):S19–S22 doi:10.5837/bjc.2021.s09

Inclisiran: testing a population health management methodology to implement a novel lipid treatment

Samantha Dixon, Linda Rootkin, Tracey Vell

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Introduction Cardiovascular disease (CVD) affects around seven million people in the UK. It is a significant cause of disability and is responsible for one in four premature deaths – accounting for the largest gap in health life-expectancy. It is also an area where there are significant health inequalities, with those in the most deprived 10% of the population almost twice as likely to die as a result of CVD, than those in the least deprived 10% of the population.1 Box 1. Five major practical changes to the NHS service model2 We will boost ‘out-of-hospital’ care, and finally dissolve the historic divide between primary and commu

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