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Updated Access to Innovative Medicine Provider Tools

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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Chapter Blood Pressure Screenings

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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New PCNA Position Statement on Climate Change

“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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New PCNA Diabetes Tool Available

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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2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on Primary Prevention

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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Fall Learning Programs: Save the Date

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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New App Tests Your AFib Knowledge

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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Announcing New Members of the Board of Directors

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is proud to announce the addition of three new board members, of diverse backgrounds and talents, who will serve on our Board of Directors. These new members, Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, Susan Halli Demeter and Lisa Maher, join thirteen other board members whose role is to provide overall strategic guidance to the…

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Download the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium App

Download Instructions Navigate to the App Store or Google Play and Search for “Attendify” (Please note iOS Attendify will be the second selection).  Once finished downloading, open the “Attendify” app Please log in by pressing either the person icon or the “sign in” option on the bottom Enter in your email address that you registered…

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