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Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Addressing Extreme LDL-C

By PCNA | March 6, 2023

Addressing extreme lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) early can help improve patient outcomes and avoid atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or stroke in even the…

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Family History and Patient Health

By Eileen Handberg | March 1, 2023

This article on family history and patient health comes from PCNA President, Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC, FACC. There is a direct link between an accurate and complete family history and…

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Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America: 2022 Health Equity Legislative Update

By PCNA | February 25, 2023

Once again, PCNA has partnered with the Association of Black Cardiologists and the Medical Alley Association on a series designed to educate legislators about the links between race and cardiovascular…

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Plant-based Diets, Cardiovascular Disease, and Healthy Aging

By PCNA | February 15, 2023

Educating and encouraging older adults to transition to a healthy plant-based diet lifestyle can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and even reverse it.

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Addressing Atherosclerotic Cardiovascular Disease

By Eileen Handberg | February 2, 2023

Ensuring that we are addressing ASCVD (atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease) at the individual, organizational, and system level, across an individual’s lifespan, and taking into account social determinants of health and their…

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10 Reasons to Attend the 29th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

By PCNA | January 25, 2023

Whether you attend the 2023 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium in person, virtually, or watch the recorded sessions, you’re bound to get an incredible return on your investment. Live events take place…

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Heart Failure Guidelines: 2022 Update

By Kathleen Byrne | January 17, 2023

The 2022 Heart Failure Guidelines update included a number of changes that impact the care provided by nurses and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and manage patients with heart failure. Highlights of the latest guidelines-directed medical therapies are covered in this article..

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2022 Heart Failure Summit Recap

By Eileen Handberg | January 4, 2023

The number of adults in the United States with heart failure continues to skyrocket, with an estimated 8 million individuals affected by 2030.[i] Heart failure hospitalizes close to 1 million…

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Getting the Word Out: Disseminating Cardiovascular Research

By Keri Barron | December 21, 2022

Why is disseminating cardiovascular research important? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States.[i] Someone in our country dies from this disease every 36.1 seconds.[ii]…

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HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Elizabeth Moxley | December 9, 2022

Can High Good Cholesterol be a Bad Thing? It is considered a well-established fact that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is a robust, inverse predictor of the risk of experiencing an…

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