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A World Under Pressure: The Growing Burden of Hypertension

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | February 10, 2020

The global burden of hypertension was estimated at approximately 1.4 billion in 2010, and is projected to exceed 1.6 billion by 2025.1,2 Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include hypertension, caused 40.5 million…

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Sex Differences in Heart Failure at the 2020 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

By PCNA | February 6, 2020

The thought-provoking topic, Sex Differences in the Prevention and Management of Heart Failure, will be addressed by Dr. Mariell Jessup. She’ll discuss the differences in heart failure prevalence, treatments, and…

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Take our Survey on Innovative Medicines

By PCNA | January 28, 2020

Two years ago, PCNA engaged in a campaign to raise awareness about access to innovative cardiovascular medicines including PCSK9s, NOACs, and new heart failure therapies. We wish to know how…

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6 Reasons to Attend the 26th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

By PCNA | January 23, 2020

Attend the Pharmacology Preconference, featuring the science and clinical application of cannabinoids. Health care providers hear conflicting reports regarding the use of medical marijuana, yet the use of cannabis is…

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Cardiovascular Disease is the Leading Cause of U.S. Maternal Death

By Emily Jones | January 16, 2020

Women in the United States (U.S.) have a higher risk of dying during pregnancy and the postpartum period than women in any other industrialized country. Approximately three in five pregnancy-related…

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Dr. Beverly Malone to Give Opening Keynote at the 26th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

By PCNA | January 6, 2020

Be inspired by our opening keynote speaker, Dr. Beverly Malone, who will address the topic, Advancing Global Health through Nursing Leadership. Learn the important role that nurses play in closing…

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Eggs and Cardiovascular Health: A Continuing Controversy

By Anne Fish | December 2, 2019

The role of eggs in the incidence of cardiovascular disease has been examined for decades. In 2016, a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies concluded that, overall, there was no clear…

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Tips to Enjoy a Heart-Healthy Holiday

By Anne Fish | November 29, 2019

Heart Health Before, During and After the Party During the holidays, it is challenging for families to be heart healthy. Holiday celebrations may also last for several days or weeks,…

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Social Determinants of Health and Cardiovascular Disease

By Sandra Dunbar | November 27, 2019

Linking Poverty and Disease Lower socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events. However, the mechanisms linking poverty and low fiscal resources…

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New Orleans Chapter Walks for Heart Health

By PCNA | November 21, 2019

The PCNA Crescent City Chapter participated in the New Orleans AHA Heart Walk on November 16, 2019 at LaSalle Park in Metairie, LA.  Participants walked the 1.8-mile wooded trail through…

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