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 the park which ended with great food, music, dancing, activities, and giveaways. The PCNA team had 18 walkers and raised $1,026. The event’s fundraising total…

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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 at the 2019 AHA Scientific Sessions this week in Philadelphia.  ISCHEMIA provided compelling results: an initial invasive strategy of routine catheterization and revascularization did not demonstrate a…

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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 them get the medicines they need. Health Care Provider Tip Sheet Our tip sheet for health care providers covers how to navigate administrative systems, maximize…

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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 Outreach Health Fair in Nelson County, Virginia on June 8, 2019. A total of 4 chapter members volunteered at the event and screened a total…

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“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, families, and children with a safe and healthy future.” These are the first few sentences of PCNA’s new position statement on climate change. The connection…

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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 of adults with diabetes increased with age, reaching a high of 25.2% among those aged 65 years or older.¹ Atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the…

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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 only to cancer.1 Centers for Disease Control and Prevention reports that the leading driver of healthcare expenses are chronic diseases such as heart disease, cancer,…

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We are very excited about our slate of fall learning programs. You can earn CE contact hours and network with colleagues at these complimentary events. Details are still being finalized for many of these events. Check out each chapter’s webpage for up-to-date information. September September 7 – Arizona September 14 – First Coast – Florida…

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HealthQuest in NVAF is a new app designed to test your knowledge of non-valvular atrial fibrillation. This interactive game lets you compete against your peers, earn achievements, and reach different levels. Much like Jeopardy, you’ll be given clues in the form of answers, and you’ll select from possible responses that are in the form of…

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