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 has been well documented, statin intolerance continues to be a major concern, resulting in non-adherence or discontinuation of therapy. An estimated 50% of patients with coronary…

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PCNA has made the difficult decision to make the 2021 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium a fully virtual meeting. We are concerned for the health and well-being of you as well as your patients and families. The PCNA team is working hard to create a dynamic virtual learning experience that will maintain the high-quality content and world-renowned…

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The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is pleased to announce our commitment to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension seeks to “avert the negative health effects of hypertension by identifying evidence-based interventions that can be implemented, adapted, and expanded in diverse settings across…

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This multi-functional resource was developed for healthcare providers to serve as an evidence-based guide to assist with their therapeutic decision-making to reduce cardiovascular risks for adult patients with elevated triglycerides (TGs). In addition to offering a historical perspective for treating lower TGs on patient outcomes, this resource also offers a clinical perspective for healthcare providers…

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PCNA is developing a tool to help you manage patients with elevated cholesterol and statin intolerance. Share your experiences and help shape this tool by taking our short survey. We appreciate your help!

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Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) continue to assume an increasing role in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. According to an ACC survey of 2,600 APRN members in 2019, 81% worked full-time as direct patient care providers in hospital-based practices in urban areas. The primary responsibilities of survey respondents were: Cardiology consults (65%) Outpatient…

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Our attendees took to Twitter to share some of the most interesting takeaways from our Virtual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. Here are some of their top tweets. Review of COVID 19: Epidemiology and Cardiovascular Considerations Diana Baptiste, DNP, MSN, RN, CNE @BaptisteDiana“Nurses, our collective voices must be heard through advocacy for public health policy that promotes…

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We have faced unprecedented challenges these past few months and we are proud of the work you do every day addressing the challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently as we face the effects of racism and violence here in the United States. The death of George Floyd and other unarmed black men and…

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The following is a collection of resources that may be of use to a cardiovascular nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on a heading below to jump to a section. May 8, 2020 Update Cardiovascular Care During COVID Telehealth Mental Health Additional Resources April 17, 2020 Update Cardiovascular Care During COVID-19 Mental Health Resources from…

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New information is coming out daily as the federal government responds to the outbreak of COVID-19. The following is the latest in changes to Telehealth requirements. CMS Expands Medicare Coverage for Telehealth Visits The Centers for Medicaid and Medicare Services (CMS) announced that it will reimburse at the same rate as in-person visits for all…

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