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What You Need to Know About the FDA Changes to Statin Drug Labels

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:00 Madison, Wis., February 29, 2012 PCNA provides education to patients and providers about managing risk factors for heart disease with evidence-based treatments The Food and Drug Administration (FDA) issued on Tuesday new information on statin medications to healthcare professionals and the public. Statins lower bad cholesterol (LDL) levels and have…

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First Ever ACC Joint Symposium with a Nursing Organization Focuses on Improving Patient Outcomes with Team-Based Care

Saturday, 24 March 2012 00:00 CHICAGO, March 24, 2012 The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) and the American College of Cardiology (ACC) will host a Joint Symposium at the American College of Cardiology’s 61st Annual Scientific Sessions from 10:30 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. on Monday, March 26, 2012. The joint session will focus on team-based…

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PCNA Endorses American Heart Association Science Advisory, Urges Cardiac Rehab Referrals

Monday, 30 January 2012 00:00 New science advisory calls attention to missed opportunities for patients to participate in life-saving cardiac rehabilitation programs Madison, Wis., January 30, 2012 – The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) announces their support of a new science advisory released by the American Heart Association. The latest science advisory, published in Circulation,…

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New Study at the ACC Scientific Session Reveals Bariatric Surgery May Be An Option for Obese Diabetics

Monday, 26 March 2012 00:00 CHICAGO, March 26, 2012 A new study released Monday at the American College of Cardiology Scientific Session indicates that bariatric surgery improves glycemic control better than optimal medical therapy alone for obese patients with type 2 diabetes. In the STAMPEDE (Surgical Treatment and Medications Potentially Eradicate Diabetes Efficiently) trial, hemoglobin…

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PCNA Welcomes Karen Grindstaff, MSN, FNP-BC As 2012 Inducted Fellow

Thursday, 19 April 2012 00:00 Washington, D.C., April 19, 2012 Nurse from Asheville, NC is inducted as a Fellow at the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association’s Annual Symposium in Washington, DC Karen Grindstaff, MSN, FNP-BC, FPCNA, of Asheville, North Carolina, was inducted into the 2012 class of Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) Fellows during the PCNA…

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