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2021 Survey Results

By Mariel Snyder | September 9, 2021

Thank you to everyone who took the time to complete the 2021 PCNA Survey. Your feedback helps PCNA focus efforts on creating patient handouts and online education that meet your…

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New Abstracts Category: Graduate Capstone

By PCNA | September 2, 2021

Graduate Capstone Category PCNA is excited to introduce a brand-new category in our Call for Abstracts this year. The new Graduate Capstone category is designed to appeal to nurse educators…

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Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality

By PCNA | August 25, 2021

PCNA’s Advocacy Committee authored an article in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing titled A Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality – Inequities in Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color. Aptly…

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Cardiac Biomarkers and COVID-19

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | August 6, 2021

This article on biomarkers and COVID-19 was co-written by Oluwabunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN and Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN. What Nurses Should Know About Cardiac and Inflammatory Biomarkers and COVID-19…

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2021 Fall Learning Series

By PCNA | August 3, 2021

5 Virtual Continuing Education Events This Fall Join us for free educational events this fall, where you can earn continuing education contact hours and learn the latest in cardiovascular disease…

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Skeletal Muscle Mass and Cardiovascular Health

By Elizabeth Moxley | July 13, 2021

What is the connection between skeletal muscle mass and cardiovascular health? Three recent studies demonstrate that an increase in skeletal muscle mass could lead to improved cardiovascular health regardless of…

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Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and CVD

By Emily Jones | June 28, 2021

Pregnancy Presents Distinct Opportunities for Nurse-Led Maternal Cardiovascular Disease Prevention United States maternal health is currently under the microscope. Unacceptably high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity have required maternal…

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Arriving at the Crossroads of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

By Melissa Magwire | June 21, 2021

Melissa Magwire, MSN, RN, CDCES authored the following post as a part of PCNA’s collaboration with the Know Diabetes By Heart TM initiative. Getting to the Heart of the Issue…

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Spring Learning Event: Unanswered Speaker Questions

By PCNA | June 18, 2021

The Spring Learning Event, held on June 8, 2021, was packed full with clinicaly relevant information on PAD and VTE. There were a few questions that we weren’t able to…

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Vaping and Cardiovascular Disease: Trendy but toxic?

By Dorothy Davis | June 7, 2021

It is no secret that traditional tobacco cigarette smoking is the leading cause of the modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in the United States.1 Electronic cigarettes, or vaping, were…

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