News and Articles

New Patient Tool: Statin Side Effects

By PCNA | November 12, 2020

Statins are the gold standard for managing dyslipidemia in patients with elevated cardiovascular risk. The benefits of statins in primary and secondary prevention is among the most studied in modern medicine. While their safety…

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Continued Gaps in Postpartum Follow-Up Care after Complications of Pregnancy that Increase CVD Risk

By Emily Jones | November 6, 2020

Pregnancy is now recognized as a cardiometabolic stress test. This means that the development of a pregnancy complication, such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP), or…

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Enhancing Physical Activity Through Health Care Providers: Exercise is Medicine®

By Anne Fish | October 22, 2020

Health care providers can help their patients incorporate regular physical activity into their lifestyles and make decisions regarding their overall health with handouts available from Exercise is Medicine and the…

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2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium is Going Virtual

By PCNA | October 8, 2020

PCNA has made the difficult decision to make the 2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium a fully virtual meeting. We are concerned for the health and well-being of you as well as…

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The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association joins the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension

By PCNA | October 7, 2020

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is pleased to announce our commitment to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control…

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COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease: Key Considerations for Cardiovascular Nurses

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | October 5, 2020

This article was co-written by Oluwabunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN and Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus…

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Gestational Diabetes Confers Cardiovascular Risk in Young Women

By Emily Jones | September 16, 2020

Cardiovascular (CV) nurses have long provided prevention-focused care for individuals, families, and communities across the life course. Moving forward, CV nurses will increasingly become leaders in the care of pregnant…

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Re-examining Social Determinants of Health During COVID-19: Screening and Community Resources

By Diana Baptiste | September 3, 2020

This article was co-written by Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE and Nia A. Josiah, BA, MSN The sudden and rapid progression of COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented public…

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Exercising During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Elizabeth Moxley | August 27, 2020

This article was written by Elizabeth Moxley, PhD, RN, BS. According to epidemiological evidence, exercise is the ‘real polypill.’1 Exercise improves fitness, strength, coordination,2-3 immunity and suppresses inflammation,4 and has…

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Research Rooted in Advocacy

By Emily Jones | July 31, 2020

Emily Jones, BSN, PhD, RNC-OB received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2019. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. Nurses advocate in myriad ways, seen and unseen. We advocate…

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