News and Articles

Announcing New Members of the Board of Directors

By PCNA | May 8, 2019

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…

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Experiences in Advocacy: Sweetened Beverage Tax

By PCNA | 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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Advancing Patient Center Care through Shared Decision Making

By PCNA | March 1, 2019

Dr. Victor Montori, a leader in the Knowledge and Evaluation Research unit at Mayo Clinic, is interested in how clinical knowledge is produced, disseminated and taken up in practice —…

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Get Your Patients Back on Their Feet at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

By PCNA | February 5, 2019

Learn about Lower Extremity PAD: How to Help Your Patients Get Back on their Feet from Diane Treat-Jacobsen RN, PhD in her keynote presentation on Saturday, April 11 at the…

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Sharonne Hayes, MD to Give Opening Keynote at the 25th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium

By PCNA | January 3, 2019

Sharonne N Hayes MD, founder of the Women’s Heart Clinic at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, MN will discuss, Women and CVD: Creating Awareness and Making Prevention a Priority during her…

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Climate Change and Health

By PCNA | December 19, 2018

Climate change threatens human health and well-being in the United States. The U.S. Global Change Research Program conducted a Climate and Health Assessment in order to enhance understanding and inform…

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PCNA and Million Hearts: Helping More People Reap the Benefits of Cardiac Rehab

By PCNA | November 27, 2018

Participation in cardiac rehabilitation (CR) improves quality of life and reduces the risk of death and readmissions to the hospital. Individuals who complete all 36 sessions of CR have a…

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PCNA Endorses New Cholestrol and Physical Acitivity Guidelines

By PCNA | November 27, 2018

Prevention was a major theme of the 2018 American Heart Association Scientific Sessions held in Chicago this November. Two guideline updates are especially relevant to preventive cardiovascular nurses. The Preventive…

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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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PCNA’s Role in the New Hypertension Guidelines: An Interview with Cheryl Dennison Himmelfarb

By PCNA | August 30, 2018

We talked to PCNA’s representative that helped develop the new Hypertension Guidelines. Cheryl Dennision Himmelfarb shared how the nursing perspective impacted the guidelines and how nurses will help shape their implementation.

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