News and Articles

Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality

By PCNA | August 25, 2021

PCNA’s Advocacy Committee authored an article in the Journal of Cardiovascular Nursing titled A Call to Action: Cardiovascular-Related Maternal Mortality – Inequities in Black, Indigenous, and Persons of Color. Aptly…

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Research Rooted in Advocacy

By Emily Jones | July 31, 2020

Emily Jones, BSN, PhD, RNC-OB received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2019. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. Nurses advocate in myriad ways, seen and unseen. We advocate…

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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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Experiences in Advocacy: Sweetened Beverage Tax

By Karen Larimer | April 19, 2019

Karen Larimer PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2018. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. As a nurse, scientist, and health advocate, I have seen…

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Promoting Physical Activity

By Anne Fish | April 10, 2019

Cardiovascular nurses are seasoned professionals at promoting physical activity to their patients. But the way our communities are designed can create barriers that make physical activity more difficult for some.…

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PCNA joins PAD Task Force in Washington, DC

By PCNA | September 13, 2018

PCNA was proud to join the PAD Task Force is Washington, DC to to call for policies that address Peripheral Artery Disease. Read the press release issued by the Task Force.

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New Partnership with Nursing Collaborative on Climate Challenge and Health

By PCNA | June 29, 2018

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association has joined with eight other national nursing organizations as a member of the Nursing Collaborative on Climate Challenge and Health.

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PCNA Encourages People to ‘Listen to Their Heart’ for National Heart Disease Awareness Day

By PCNA | February 21, 2018

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association is joining other organizations, advocates, and individuals to celebrate National Heart Valve Disease Awareness Day on February 22 to increase recognition about the risks of heart valve disease (HVD) and improve detection and access to life-saving treatment.

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Access to Innovative Medicines May be Just a Click Away

By PCNA | February 2, 2018

Patients and families are asking more frequently about options that can help them cover their health care costs, yet often providers aren’t aware of the financial support available through a variety of programs that can be found with a little research.

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