News and Articles

New Orleans Chapter Walks for Heart Health

By PCNA | November 21, 2019

The PCNA Crescent City Chapter participated in the New Orleans AHA Heart Walk on November 16, 2019 at LaSalle Park in Metairie, LA.  Participants walked the 1.8-mile wooded trail through…

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International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA)

By PCNA | November 8, 2019

David J. Maron, MDa, Judith S. Hochman, MDb, Sean M. O’Brien, PhDc et al. American Heart Journal 201 (2018) 124–135. This important NIH funded study – ISCHEMIA – was initiated in 2012 and included over 5,000 patients. The results were reported…

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Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Fact or Fiction?

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | October 23, 2019

Obesity is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the prevalence of obesity is approximately 40% among U.S. adults.1 Yet obesity, defined solely based on body mass index…

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Updated Access to Innovative Medicine Provider Tools

By PCNA | October 10, 2019

Innovative therapies to prevent and treat heart disease and stroke fill an important health care need for many.  PCNA has a number of resources for providers and patients to help…

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Chapter Blood Pressure Screenings

By PCNA | October 4, 2019

PCNA Chapters have been hard at work recently, providing blood pressure screenings to individuals in their communities. Central Virginia Chapter The Central Virginia Chapter participated in the 4th annual Community…

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2018 Physical Activity Guidelines

By Anne Fish | September 25, 2019

Preventive cardiovascular nurses facilitate physical activity (PA) and educate about its benefits, with the goals of reducing cardiovascular risk and improving quality of life. Overall, the public health benefit from…

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New PCNA Position Statement on Climate Change

By PCNA | September 11, 2019

“The science is clear: climate change is one of the most serious threats to human health we face today. As nurses, we have a duty to provide our patients, communities,…

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Using Pageants to Spread the Word about Women and Heart Disease

By Kim St. Clair Seals | September 4, 2019

I am the current President for the First Coast PCNA Chapter (Jacksonville, FL). I began my nursing career as a diploma graduate nurse, and later received my BSN from the…

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New PCNA Diabetes Tool Available

By PCNA | August 20, 2019

The Diabetes and CVD Connection Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages, or 9.4% of the U.S. population, had diabetes in 2015, the majority being type 2 diabetes. The percentage…

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2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on Primary Prevention

By PCNA | August 15, 2019

Background Cardiovascular disease does not discriminate. As the global impact of cardiovascular disease is more prevalent, action plans are necessary for prevention. Cardiovascular disease remains the top killer of Americans, second…

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