Contents: Foreword, R D'Agostino; 0. Introduction, I Graham; 1. Cardiovascular epidemiology: background and principles of cardiovascular disease prevention, T Leong, C McGorrian, I Graham; 2. From epidemiological risk to clinical practice by way of statistics, R Conroy; 3. Endpoints, mortality and morbidity, I Graham, T Leong, C McGorrian; 4. Genetics, family history and risk prediction in the young, O Faergeman; 5. Risk prediction in the old, CW Fan, RA Kenny; 6. Weight, exercise, insulin resistance, impaired glucose tolerance, diabetes and risk, G Hu, T Lakka, H-M Lakka, J Tuomilehto; 7. Lipids subfractions and risk, A Schneiderman; 8. New risk markers, V Ramachandran; 9. Risk in those with established disease, L Wilhelmsen, H Wedel; 10. Socioeconomic aspects or risk prediction, G de Baquer; 11. Lessons from: SCORE and Framingham, I Graham, R D'Agostino; 12. Lessons from: MONICA & MONICA, A Evans; 13. Electronic and interactive risk prediction & linking it with management guidelines and recommendations, T Thomsen; 14. Management of specific risk factors - smoking, exercise & obesity, G Burrell; 15. Management of specific risk factors - lipids, O Faegerman; 16. Management of specific risk factors - hypertension, R Siscova; The future, I Graham, R D'Agostino; Abbreviations; Index.