News and Articles

2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium is Going Virtual

By Katy Walter | October 8, 2020

PCNA has made the difficult decision to make the 2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium a fully virtual meeting. We are concerned for the health and well-being of you as well as…

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The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association joins the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension

By PCNA | October 7, 2020

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is pleased to announce our commitment to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control…

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COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease: Key Considerations for Cardiovascular Nurses

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | October 5, 2020

This article was co-written by Oluwabunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN and Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus…

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Gestational Diabetes Confers Cardiovascular Risk in Young Women

By Emily Jones | September 16, 2020

Cardiovascular (CV) nurses have long provided prevention-focused care for individuals, families, and communities across the life course. Moving forward, CV nurses will increasingly become leaders in the care of pregnant…

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Re-examining Social Determinants of Health During COVID-19: Screening and Community Resources

By Diana Baptiste | September 3, 2020

This article was co-written by Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE and Nia A. Josiah, BA, MSN The sudden and rapid progression of COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented public…

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Exercising During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Elizabeth Moxley | August 27, 2020

This article was written by Elizabeth Moxley, PhD, RN, BS. According to epidemiological evidence, exercise is the ‘real polypill.’1 Exercise improves fitness, strength, coordination,2-3 immunity and suppresses inflammation,4 and has…

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Research Rooted in Advocacy

By Emily Jones | July 31, 2020

Emily Jones, BSN, PhD, RNC-OB received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2019. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. Nurses advocate in myriad ways, seen and unseen. We advocate…

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International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | July 22, 2020

Implications for Cardiovascular Nurses The World Health Organization (WHO), International Confederation of Midwives, International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund have joined forces to declare…

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New Tool: A New Approach to Reducing Cardiovascular Risk – Beyond LDL

By PCNA | July 11, 2020

This multi-functional resource was developed for healthcare providers to serve as an evidence-based guide to assist with their therapeutic decision-making to reduce cardiovascular risks for adult patients with elevated triglycerides…

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Take our Survey: Managing High Cholesterol

By PCNA | July 1, 2020

PCNA is developing a tool to help you manage patients with elevated cholesterol and statin intolerance. Share your experiences and help shape this tool by taking our short survey. We…

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