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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 3, 2021

The recently updated clinical practice guideline for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) entitled, 2020 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Executive Summary1 provides recommendations for the…

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Just Launched: Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate

By PCNA | February 15, 2021

Just launched is the Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate program, a self-paced online experience that strengthens your professional knowledge, competence, and confidence relative to cardiovascular nursing. Designed for advanced beginners, this first-in-class…

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A Decline in Hypertension Awareness Among Young Women

By Diana Baptiste | February 2, 2021

Thank you to Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN and Olubunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN for this article on the decline in hypertension awareness in young women. An Alarming Concern for…

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Yvonne Commodore-Mensah Represents PCNA for Scientific Statement on Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection

By Sue | January 28, 2021

Thank you to Yvonne Commodore-Mensah for representing PCNA and nursing in the creation of a new scientific statement the American Heart Association (AHA) on the relationship between psychological health and…

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The Path to Reversing Worsening Hypertension Control in the US

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | January 25, 2021

Calling All Nurses: The Path to Reversing Worsening Hypertension Control in the US A recent study points to a trend of worsening hypertension control in the United States. What is…

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Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Health

By Emily Jones | January 11, 2021

Leveraging Mindfulness for Cardiovascular Health Thank you to Emily J. Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, and Nicole Crossley, MS, RN, RD for this article on mindfulness for cardiovascular health. Stress is ubiquitous…

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Keeping the Lantern Lit: The Role of Self-care in Preventing Burnout

By Dorothy Davis | December 23, 2020

An anonymous author once shared that an empty lantern provides no light. A health care professional (HCP) that has experienced burnout is as ineffective as an empty lantern. HCPs experience…

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COVID-19 and Exercise: Safe Practices to Prevent Cardiovascular Complications

By Elizabeth Moxley | December 7, 2020

Epidemiological evidence suggests exercise offers preventive as well as therapeutic health-related benefits.1-4 Exercise prevents the development of obesity and cardiovascular-related diseases such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and thrombosis,1, 3-4…

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Statin Side Effects – New Patient Tool | PCNA

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 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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