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PCNA Advocacy: Paving the Way for Cardiovascular Health through Policy Action

By Katy Walter | September 29, 2023

Nurses, often hailed as the most trusted professionals in the United States, bring a unique perspective to healthcare policy and advocacy. Their frontline experiences make them witnesses to the real-world…

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Understanding Lipoprotein(a): A Three-Part Podcast Series

By PCNA | September 22, 2023

In the realm of cardiovascular health, understanding nuanced risk factors is paramount. Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is a significant independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, aortic stenosis, and more. Elevated…

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Race and Heart Disease in America: 2023 Policy Update

By PCNA | September 19, 2023

Newly elected lawmakers and shifting healthcare policy priorities open opportunities, or gaps, in education and awareness about ways to reduce disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and access to care. To…

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Everything You Need to Know to Write an Abstract: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Élise Arsenault Knudsen | September 12, 2023

Thank you to Élise N. Arsenault Knudsen, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC for this informative article on how to write a nursing abstract. Conducting improvement work or engaging in research facilitates nurses’…

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Lp(a): Looking Beyond LDL to Assess ASCVD Risk

By Susan Halli Demeter | September 4, 2023

A risk calculator is an excellent tool in assessing potential risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), with a focus on age, sex, race, blood pressure, diabetes, tobacco use, and cholesterol—but…

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Walking to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

By Keri Barron | August 23, 2023

The Power of Walking: A Simple Step Towards Preventing Cardiovascular Disease In the quest for a healthy heart, it’s easy to overlook the power of one of the simplest and…

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A Continued Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality

By PCNA | August 8, 2023

In our commitment to advancing maternal health, PCNA’s Advocacy Committee and other PCNA leaders present a renewed call to action in the fight against cardiovascular-related maternal mortality. Our Advocacy Committee…

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Navigating Chapter Leadership: 7 Tips from PCNA’s Southern Nevada Chapter

By PCNA | August 7, 2023

Thank you to the Southern Nevada Chapter leaders for sharing their tips on navigating chapter leadership. PCNA chapters, fueled by dedicated volunteers, are essential to the work of advancing preventive…

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Guidelines in Practice: Chronic Coronary Disease

By Susan Halli Demeter | August 7, 2023

Effective and equitable patient care includes applying the latest guidelines in our treatment of patients. The latest guideline for managing patients with chronic coronary disease (CCD) was released July 20, 2023, and PCNA has information to help you put the updated guidelines into your clinical practice.

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Quest to Establish System-Wide Nursing Journal Club During Covid-19: An Evidence-Based Approach

By PCNA | July 28, 2023

Cardiovascular nurses and clinicians can benefit from participation in journal clubs to enhance professional development and evidence-based practice competency, gain access to scientific literature they might not be aware of, acquire and disseminate new knowledge, and implement evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes.

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