News and Articles

Race and Heart Disease in America: 2023 Policy Update

By PCNA | September 19, 2023

Newly elected lawmakers and shifting healthcare policy priorities open opportunities, or gaps, in education and awareness about ways to reduce disparities in cardiovascular disease (CVD) and access to care. To…

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Guidelines in Practice: Chronic Coronary Disease

By Susan Halli Demeter | August 7, 2023

Effective and equitable patient care includes applying the latest guidelines in our treatment of patients. The latest guideline for managing patients with chronic coronary disease (CCD) was released July 20, 2023, and PCNA has information to help you put the updated guidelines into your clinical practice.

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Health Equity Every Day

By Susan Halli Demeter | June 30, 2023

Ensuring that patients have the opportunity to attain their full health potential—regardless of race, ethnicity, socioeconomic status, or other social determinants of health—requires commitment, tenacity, and actions by each of…

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PCNA Attends the 76th World Heart Assembly

By PCNA | May 26, 2023

PCNA recently had the honor of attending the 76th World Heart Assembly in Geneva, which kicked off on May 19, 2023. This assembly brought together health ministers and policymakers from…

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Three Cheers for PCNA Chapters

By Susan Halli Demeter | April 28, 2023

Let’s give three cheers for PCNA chapters! These regional groups, powered by passionate volunteers, provide a vast array of educational programming, community activities, and networking opportunities in more than 30…

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Recognizing Excellence: The 2023 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Award Winners

By PCNA | April 19, 2023

At the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium each year, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) acknowledges the exceptional contributions made by individuals and institutions to the field of cardiovascular nursing and the…

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Springing Ahead

By Susan Halli Demeter | April 4, 2023

As cardiovascular nurses, we are so busy that there is rarely time to reflect on all our accomplishments and consider how we might be even more effective in the future.…

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2022 Heart Failure Summit Recap

By Eileen Handberg | January 4, 2023

The number of adults in the United States with heart failure continues to skyrocket, with an estimated 8 million individuals affected by 2030.[i] Heart failure hospitalizes close to 1 million…

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Meg Heim Offers $25,000 Endowment for Nursing Education

By PCNA | October 27, 2022

PCNA will receive a $25,000 endowment from Meg Heim that will provide direct support for nursing education. The endowment will have an impact on cardiovascular nurses for years to come and honor the family members she lost to cardiovascular disease.

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The Power of Partnerships: PCNA’s Professional Partners

By Eileen Handberg | June 22, 2022

Effective healthcare is team-based, requiring the engagement and active involvement of a variety of generalists and specialists to ensure the best possible outcomes for patients. Likewise, professional organizations, including PCNA,…

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