News and Articles

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

By Emily Jones | April 22, 2022

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

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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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Understanding Obesity: Classification, Etiology, and Epidemiology

By Laura Hayman | March 30, 2022

Understanding Obesity The word ‘obesity’ is used by providers, patients, media outlets, and advertisers so frequently that we rarely consider what it really means from a clinical perspective. How is…

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Announcing the 2022 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Award Winners

By PCNA | March 24, 2022

Each year, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) takes time at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium to celebrate the contributions of exceptional individuals and institutions to cardiovascular nursing and cardiovascular disease…

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Green Space and Heart Health: What’s the connection?

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 7, 2022

Prescribing Green Space to Promote Heart Health While cardiovascular professionals across the globe are well-versed in applying guidelines-based care to help their patients prevent, or manage, cardiovascular disease, one important…

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