News and Articles

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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International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA)

By PCNA | November 8, 2019

David J. Maron, MDa, Judith S. Hochman, MDb, Sean M. O’Brien, PhDc et al. American Heart Journal 201 (2018) 124–135. This important NIH funded study – ISCHEMIA – was initiated in 2012 and included over 5,000 patients. The results were reported…

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Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Fact or Fiction?

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | October 23, 2019

Obesity is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the prevalence of obesity is approximately 40% among U.S. adults.1 Yet obesity, defined solely based on body mass index…

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Updated Access to Innovative Medicine Provider Tools

By PCNA | October 10, 2019

Innovative therapies to prevent and treat heart disease and stroke fill an important health care need for many.  PCNA has a number of resources for providers and patients to help…

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Chapter Blood Pressure Screenings

By PCNA | October 4, 2019

PCNA Chapters have been hard at work recently, providing blood pressure screenings to individuals in their communities. Central Virginia Chapter The Central Virginia Chapter participated in the 4th annual Community…

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