News and Articles

New PCNA Diabetes Tool Available

By PCNA | August 20, 2019

The Diabetes and CVD Connection Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages, or 9.4% of the U.S. population, had diabetes in 2015, the majority being type 2 diabetes. The percentage…

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Fall Learning Programs: Save the Date

By PCNA | August 7, 2019

We are very excited about our slate of fall learning programs. You can earn CE contact hours and network with colleagues at these complimentary events. Details are still being finalized…

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Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: What’s the Difference?

By Susan Bush | July 9, 2019

Any nurse knows that ketones are bad, right? So what is all the hype over eating plans that induce ketosis? And why are ketones being labeled neuroprotective or referred to…

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Using the New Metabolic Syndrome Severity Z Score During Prediabetes Treatment

By Sandi Dunbar | June 5, 2019

A cornerstone of preventative cardiovascular nursing is education and counseling on lifestyle behaviors and change. Have you ever wondered if all that intense focus on lifestyle makes a difference in…

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New App Tests Your AFib Knowledge

By PCNA | May 24, 2019

HealthQuest in NVAF is a new app designed to test your knowledge of non-valvular atrial fibrillation. This interactive game lets you compete against your peers, earn achievements, and reach different…

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Plant-based Diets: Healthy or Just Hype?

By Dorothy Davis | May 15, 2019

We took a look at the evidence for plant-based diets to answer the question: healthy or just hype? Case Study LW is a 55 year- old Caucasian female seen in…

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Announcing New Members of the Board of Directors

By PCNA | May 8, 2019

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is proud to announce the addition of three new board members, of diverse backgrounds and talents, who will serve on our Board of Directors. These…

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Experiences in Advocacy: Sweetened Beverage Tax

By Karen Larimer | April 19, 2019

Karen Larimer PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2018. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. As a nurse, scientist, and health advocate, I have seen…

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Promoting Physical Activity

By Anne Fish | April 10, 2019

Cardiovascular nurses are seasoned professionals at promoting physical activity to their patients. But the way our communities are designed can create barriers that make physical activity more difficult for some.…

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Download the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium App

By PCNA | April 5, 2019

Download Instructions Navigate to the App Store or Google Play and Search for “Attendify” (Please note iOS Attendify will be the second selection).  Once finished downloading, open the “Attendify” app…

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