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All About AFib

By Eileen Handberg | September 1, 2022

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, and it is likely no surprise to cardiovascular clinicians that the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AFib) continues to escalate. The prevalence has increased threefold…

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Relaxation Techniques for High Blood Pressure

By Ruth Riley | August 25, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, nearly half of the adult population (47% or 116 million) have high blood pressure.[1] This disease,…

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Ideal Exercise Prescription for Cardiovascular Health

By Elizabeth Moxley | August 10, 2022

Thank you to Elizabeth Moxley for this article on physical activity and exercise prescription. What is the ideal exercise prescription? It is well established that exercise improves cardiovascular and all-cause…

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Cardiovascular Disease in Cancer Patients

By PCNA | July 28, 2022

Hearing ‘You have cancer’ brings with it an abundance of emotions. It leads to a series of not-always-clear decision points. The hopes and fears surrounding potential treatments, side effects, morbidity…

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Using Heart Rate Variability Measurements

By Emily Jones | July 16, 2022

Thank you to Megan L. Jester and Emily J. Jones for this article on heart rate variability measurement. You can read the first article in this series here. Using Heart…

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Advancing the Cardiovascular Nursing Profession

By Eileen Handberg | July 15, 2022

Can you remember exactly what inspired you to be a nurse? For many of us, the calling comes in childhood. Maybe we are following in the footsteps of someone we…

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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in College Students

By Keri Barron | July 6, 2022

Thank you to Keri Barron, PhD, RN, CNE for authoring this article on cardiovascular health in college students.  Cardiovascular Health in Young Adults National data statistics demonstrate the impact that…

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How Can Chinese Immigrants in Western Countries Take Care of Their Cardiovascular Health?

By Ling (Cristina) Zeng | July 1, 2022

Thank you to Cristine Zeng, PhD candidate, BN, MN, RN, Professor Lin Perry, and Dr Xiaoyue Xu for this article on cardiovascular health in Chinese immigrants. Cardiovascular Health in Chinese…

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The Power of Partnerships: PCNA’s Professional Partners

By Eileen Handberg | June 22, 2022

Effective healthcare is team-based, requiring the engagement and active involvement of a variety of generalists and specialists to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. Likewise, professional organizations, including PCNA,…

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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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