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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment: An Individualized Approach

By PCNA | November 23, 2022

Putting the pieces together of CVD diagnosis and treatment plan requires an individualized approach—and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is no exception. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prevalence and Diagnosis HCM is the most common…

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Hypertension Continues to be a Leading Cause of U.S. Maternal Mortality

By Emily Jones | November 10, 2022

The U.S. is in crisis when it comes to pregnancy-related maternal mortality (i.e., maternal deaths during or in the year following pregnancy). In late September 2022, the Centers for Disease…

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Meg Heim Offers $25,000 Endowment for Nursing Education

By PCNA | October 27, 2022

PCNA will receive a $25,000 endowment from Meg Heim that will provide direct support for nursing education. The endowment will have an impact on cardiovascular nurses for years to come and honor the family members she lost to cardiovascular disease.

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Global Nursing in 2022

By Eileen Handberg | October 24, 2022

With more than 27 million nurses globally, the importance of the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Forum (GCNLF) continues to grow. In October, representatives from 12 countries gathered in person to learn about strategies to leverage nursing to advance global cardiovascular health, then discussed how to apply these strategies into their own region.

Read more about the meeting and GCNLF activities around the globe in our recent article.

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Sleep and Cardiovascular Health

By PCNA | October 15, 2022

Understanding the interconnectedness of sleep and cardiovascular health allows nurses and other healthcare providers to help patients reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease and help improve patient outcomes.

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Recapping the 2022 Health Equity Summit

By Eileen Handberg | October 4, 2022

Health equity ensures that each person has the opportunity to be as healthy as possible, which can lead to increased prevention of chronic diseases such as CVD as well as improved patient outcomes. PCNA partnered with the Association of Black Cardiologists on the 2nd annual Health Equity Summit in September 2022. Learn key takeaways and watch the recordings in this article.

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Post-acute COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Health

By PCNA | September 16, 2022

Thank you to Oluwabunmi Ogungbe, PhD, MPH, RN; Ruth-Alma Turkson-Ocran PhD, MPH, RN, FNP-BC; and Diana Baptiste DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA, FAAN for this article on post-acute COVID-19 and cardiovascular…

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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, PhD, RN, BS for this article on physical activity and exercise prescription. What is the ideal exercise prescription? It is well established that exercise improves…

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