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AFib: Rhythm, Rate, and Risk Reduction

By Lisa Maher | July 2, 2024

Diagnosis and treatment of atrial fibrillation (AFib) necessitates a balance of rate, rhythm, and risk reduction strategies to help control and manage symptoms and lower patient risk for stroke. Assessing…

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Blood Pressure Cuff Innovations and the Role of Nurses

By Keri Barron | June 18, 2024

Blood pressure readings aid in our understanding of patients’ cardiovascular health. Accurate measurements are crucial for diagnosing and managing health conditions that may hemodynamically impact our patients.1,2 Traditionally, the stethoscope…

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Helping with Healthy Equity

By Lisa Maher | June 6, 2024

Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be highly preventable. Yet, despite the vast network of clinical settings and prevention and management strategies available to help patients reduce their risk for cardiovascular…

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Professional Development for Cardiovascular Nurses: Why, Why Not, and How? 

By Linda Park | May 17, 2024

Nursing is a dynamic profession with countless opportunities for professional growth. After entry into nursing, nurses can choose numerous paths in their careers depending on the level of education and…

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Addressing AFib in Clinical Practice

By PCNA | May 7, 2024

Why Worry About Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)? Patients with or at risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib) are seen in virtually every practice setting. Early detection and effective, guideline-based treatments can reduce…

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Sleep: A Precious Commodity

By Lisa Maher | April 29, 2024

Did you wake up this morning refreshed and ready to tackle your to-do list with focus and energy? Or did you lean on coffee, caffeinated tea, or energy drinks to…

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Congratulations to the 2024 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Award Winners

By PCNA | April 18, 2024

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 healthcare…

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Three Cheers for Thirty Years of Cardiovascular Nursing Symposia!

By PCNA | March 29, 2024

Susan Halli Demeter and Lisa Maher, PCNA’s current and incoming board Presidents, reflect on PCNA’s three decades of service to the cardiovascular nursing community and peek ahead to the future.…

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Impact of Processed Food on Heart Health

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 14, 2024

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), remains the leading cause of death on a global scale.[i],[ii] CVD is also the leading cause of death in patients with type…

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Blood Clot Awareness Month

By Susan Halli Demeter | March 5, 2024

Every March, Blood Clot Awareness Month provides cardiovascular health care professionals with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge, and help patients better understand—and reduce—their risk. Blood Clot Development When a…

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