News and Articles

Impact of Processed Food on Heart Health

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 14, 2024

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), remains the leading cause of death on a global scale.[i],[ii] CVD is also the leading cause of death in patients with type…

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Congratulations to the 2024 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Award Winners

By Katy Walter | April 18, 2024

At each year’s Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium, PCNA recognizes individuals and an institution for their significant contributions to cardiovascular nursing and cardiovascular disease prevention and management. We are honored to celebrate healthcare…

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Three Cheers for Thirty Years of Cardiovascular Nursing Symposia!

By PCNA | March 29, 2024

Susan Halli Demeter and Lisa Maher, PCNA’s current and incoming board Presidents, reflect on PCNA’s three decades of service to the cardiovascular nursing community and peek ahead to the future.…

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Blood Clot Awareness Month

By Susan Halli Demeter | March 5, 2024

Every March, Blood Clot Awareness Month provides cardiovascular health care professionals with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge, and help patients better understand—and reduce—their risk. Blood Clot Development When a…

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Heart Attacks in Black Women

By PCNA | February 23, 2024

Rethinking How We Recognize and Address Acute Myocardial Infarction among Black Women Thank you to Raven Pierre MSN, RN, Jacqueline Nicolas MSN, FNP-C, and Diana Baptiste DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA,…

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9 Reasons to Attend the 30th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

By PCNA | February 17, 2024

Whether you attend our 30th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium in person or virtually, you’re bound to get an incredible return on your investment. Live events occur April 18-20, 2024 at the…

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Here’s to Heart Month 

By Susan Halli Demeter | February 8, 2024

This year, PCNA celebrates our 30th anniversary—and we also observe the 60th anniversary of Heart Month. Each February, Heart Month compels us to focus a little more on heart health,…

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Enhancing Nurse-Patient Communication: Managing Heart Failure and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Jennifer Tainsh | January 16, 2024

The Role of Nursing Education in Improving Patient Outcomes Effective communication between nurses and patients is crucial in managing heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Nurse-patient communication plays a significant…

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2023 Cardio Connections Summit Recap

By Susan Halli Demeter | January 4, 2024

PCNA’s December 2023 Cardio Connections Summit spotlighted heart failure and cardio-oncology content, including the latest guidelines and their application into clinical practice. The faculty shared information and techniques on screening,…

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Using Text Messaging for Tobacco Cessation in Rural Populations

By Jason Jean | December 15, 2023

Thank you to Jason R. Jean, DNP, APRN, RN for this resource-full article on tobacco cessation and text messaging programs. Tobacco cessation is one of the critical strategies to reduce…

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