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Demystifying Clinical Practice Guidelines 

By Sandra Dunbar | February 25, 2022

Guidelines Committees, PCNA, and You It’s no surprise that the role of health care professionals, and specifically of nurses, continues to change. While our primary goal remains focused on maximizing…

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Urgent Call to Action for Nurses to Improve Hypertension Control

By PCNA | February 15, 2022

In response to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Hypertension, nursing leaders have come together to outline how nurses can address the growing hypertension burden. PCNA joined with 11…

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Legislative Series: Race and Cardiovascular Disease and Stroke in America

By Sandra Dunbar | February 7, 2022

PCNA Board President Sandra Dunbar authored this review of the Legislative Series on Race and Cardiovascular Disease in America. In a democracy, we recognize that individuals have the opportunity to…

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Incorporating Dietary Changes into New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Women’s Cardiovascular Health

By Diana Baptiste | February 1, 2022

Thank you to Diana Baptise and Jean Thorpe-Williams for this timely article on dietary changes and New year’s resolutions. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death…

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Maternal Obesity and Cardiovascular Health

By PCNA | January 28, 2022

Thank you to Nicole Crossley, RN, BSN, RDN, LD and Emily Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, FAHA, FPCNA for this article on maternal obesity and cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular Maternal Health Cardiovascular disease…

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5 Reasons to Attend the 2022 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

By PCNA | January 18, 2022

Whether you attend in person or virtually, the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium is a great place to network and connect with cardiovascular nurses and providers, to share ideas and gain inspiration…

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Social Determinants of Health and Obesity

By PCNA | January 10, 2022

Implications for Clinical Research and Practice Thank you to Jillian Randolph BA, and Janna Stephens RN, PhD for this article connecting the social determinants of health and obesity. Obesity and…

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Recapping the Heart Failure Summit 2021

By Sandra Dunbar | January 7, 2022

PCNA Board President Sandra Dunbar authored this informative recap of the 2021 Heart Failure Summit. The number of adults in the United States with heart failure is over 6 million, and this…

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Healthy Lifestyle Changes — Even During the Holidays

By Lisa Maher | December 7, 2021

Using SMART goals can you and your patients make healthy lifestyle changes during the holidays and beyond. We’ve made it through one major holiday that’s focused on giving thanks, celebrating…

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Health Equity: Cardiovascular Nurses’ Role

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | December 1, 2021

Advancing Health Equity Health equity has been defined as “When every person has a fair opportunity to attain his or her full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from…

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