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2022 Cholesterol Summit Recap: Closing the Gap in Optimal Cholesterol Management 

By Eileen Handberg | June 7, 2022

PCNA’s one-day virtual Cholesterol Summit on May 12 provided learners opportunities to learn from thought leaders on closing the gap in optimal cholesterol management. Speakers included clinicians and patients from…

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Physical Activity to Prevent CVD Across the Lifespan: Local and Global Burden

By Elizabeth Moxley | May 27, 2022

Thank you to Kashica J. Webber-Ritchey, and Elizabeth Moxley, for this article on physical activity and its local and global burden. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading global cause of…

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Board of Directors Transitions

By PCNA | May 19, 2022

PCNA Welcomes New Board Member PCNA is pleased to announce the addition of Diana Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA, FAAN to our Board of Directors. Dr. Baptiste of Johns Hopkins School…

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New: Aortic Stenosis Video Series

By PCNA | May 13, 2022

PCNA is excited to release a four-part video series on aortic stenosis. One of the most common, and serious, valve disease issues, aortic stenosis involves the narrowing of the aortic…

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The Significance of Working to the Top of Practice Scope

By Eileen Handberg | May 4, 2022

You’ve completed years of training in classrooms and online, with the intent to make a positive impact on patients at risk for, or with, cardiovascular disease or stroke. You’ve passed…

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Heart Rate Variability Measurement for the Prevention and Treatment of Cardiovascular Disease Across the Lifespan

By Emily Jones | April 22, 2022

Thank you to Megan L. Jester and Emily J. Jones for this article on heart rate variability measurement. Heart rate variability is a complex physiological phenomenon linked to autonomic nervous…

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Hiding in Plain Sight? A Focus on Diagnosing and Addressing the Unmet Needs in Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

By PCNA | April 20, 2022

Individuals with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HOFH) are typically less responsive, or even unresponsive, to standard lipid-lowering therapies such as statins and PCSK9 inhibitors, and may benefit from treatment with other…

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Heart Health Screening: A Community Approach in Baltimore, MD

By PCNA | April 5, 2022

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) led by Dr. Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN and Dr. Diana Baptiste DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN  partnered with local Baltimore organizations to develop a…

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2022 Poster and Abstract Winners

By PCNA | April 4, 2022

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 fit into three…

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Professional Education: A Life-long Commitment to Excellence

By Eileen Handberg | April 1, 2022

Whether you are new to your nursing career or have an abundance of experience, there is always something new to learn. You may need continuing education (and specifically pharmacology credits)…

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