News and Articles

Self-measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Using a Validated Device is Key to Accurate Measurement

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | May 4, 2021

Using a clinically accurate validated device for blood pressure monitoring is important in the battle against uncontrolled hypertension. Uncontrolled Hypertension Remains a Clinical and Public Health Challenge Approximately, 46% of…

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2021 Poster and Abstract Winners

By PCNA | April 21, 2021

Each year, PCNA invites nurses and other healthcare professionals to submit abstracts on the topic of cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management for presentation at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. Abstracts…

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PCNA Congratulates the 2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Award Winners

By PCNA | April 13, 2021

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…

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Letter from the President

By Sandra Dunbar | April 2, 2021

I am excited and honored to serve as the President of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association (PCNA). This past year we have all encountered unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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Telehealth Strategies for Cardiovascular Nurses

By Diana Baptiste | March 30, 2021

Telehealth Strategies that Ensure Access for All Patients Thank you to Diana Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN & Janelle Akomah, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC for this article on telehealth strategies for cardiovascular…

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Year in Review – 2020

By PCNA | March 16, 2021

2020 was a year unlike those before it, but the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association was still able to educate thousands of health care providers. Our 2020 Year in the Review…

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 3, 2021

The recently updated clinical practice guideline for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) entitled, 2020 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Executive Summary1 provides recommendations for the…

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Just Launched: Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate

By PCNA | February 15, 2021

Just launched is the Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate program, a self-paced online experience that strengthens your professional knowledge, competence, and confidence relative to cardiovascular nursing. Designed for advanced beginners, this first-in-class…

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A Decline in Hypertension Awareness Among Young Women

By Diana Baptiste | February 2, 2021

Thank you to Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN and Olubunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN for this article on the decline in hypertension awareness in young women. An Alarming Concern for…

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Yvonne Commodore-Mensah Represents PCNA for Scientific Statement on Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection

By Sue | January 28, 2021

Thank you to Yvonne Commodore-Mensah for representing PCNA and nursing in the creation of a new scientific statement the American Heart Association (AHA) on the relationship between psychological health and…

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