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Sex Differences in the Prevention and Management of Heart Failure

July 8, 2021
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In this free continuing education course covering the sex differences in heart failure, Mariell Jessup, MD, reviews disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of heart failure. This heart failure continuing education course has a keen focus on health equity, artificial intelligence (AI), and the inclusion of women in clinical trials.

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GLP-1 Receptor Agonists and Cardiovascular Outcomes

July 8, 2021
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In this free pharmacology continuing education course, Eryn Bryant, RN, MS, ANP discusses the use of GLP-1 Receptor Agonists (GLP-1 RAs) in clinical practice. This CE course describes the cardiovascular and heart failure outcomes associated with this important hormone.

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Making the Link Between Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

November 6, 2020

Understanding connections between diabetes and cardiovascular disease can help you improve your patient care as a clinician. With this link between diabetes and cardiovascular disease course, you will learn practical approaches for cardiovascular clinicians to incorporate the treatment of diabetic patients in cardiology practices. Stanford endocrinologist, Dr. Marilyn Tan reviews current clinical practice guidelines and…

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Is Cardiovascular Disease Part of Hispanic Heritage?

October 7, 2021

Thank you to Brenda Olmos, MSN, APRN, FNP-C and Emily Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, FAHA, FPCNA for this article on cardiovascular disease and Hispanic heritage. During Hispanic Heritage Month, many organizations are recognizing the contributions of Latinos/Hispanics/Latinx populations to American society. (For the purpose of this article, these terms will be used interchangeably to preserve the original…

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How Cardiac Rehab Can Improve Functional Capacity in Patients with LVAD

September 28, 2021

Thank you to PCNA volunteer Nicole Interrante, RN-BSN- BC for this helpful article on cardiac rehab and LVAD. Heart failure affects a staggering 26 million people worldwide.1 Due to its increasing prevalence of those living with heart failure combined with an aging population, it is a major public health issue.3 In the United States, it…

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2021 Survey Results

September 9, 2021

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the 2021 PCNA Survey. Your feedback helps PCNA focus efforts on creating patient handouts and online education that meet your current needs. Most survey takers have been practicing for over 20 years, with a primary work focus on patient care. About half of survey takers…

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Health Equity Summit

November 2 and 4

In partnership with the Association of Black Cardiologists, PCNA’s 2021 Health Equity Summit will include 2 half-days of content and conversation covering health equity and cardiovascular disease.