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Heart Attacks in Black Women

By PCNA | February 23, 2024

Rethinking How We Recognize and Address Acute Myocardial Infarction among Black Women Thank you to Raven Pierre MSN, RN, Jacqueline Nicolas MSN, FNP-C, and Diana Baptiste DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA,…

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Understanding Lipoprotein(a): A Three-Part Podcast Series

By PCNA | September 22, 2023

In the realm of cardiovascular health, understanding nuanced risk factors is paramount. Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is a significant independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, aortic stenosis, and more. Elevated…

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Walking to Prevent Cardiovascular Disease

By Keri Barron | August 23, 2023

The Power of Walking: A Simple Step Towards Preventing Cardiovascular Disease In the quest for a healthy heart, it’s easy to overlook the power of one of the simplest and…

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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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Heart Health and the Gut Microbiome

By Elizabeth Moxley | July 12, 2023

It is important for cardiovascular nurses to understand the relationship between cardiovascular health and gut microbiome, for both informing patient education strategies that are incorporated into clinical care and for future research endeavors.

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Cardiovascular Health Among Immigrants and Displaced Populations

By PCNA | June 21, 2023

Immigrants and refugees face various health concerns that require early and rapid interventions to prevent adverse health outcomes. Nurses are pivotal in promoting cardiovascular health as they are equipped to provide equal and equitable healthcare in diverse settings.

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Plant-based Diets, Cardiovascular Disease, and Healthy Aging

By PCNA | February 15, 2023

Educating and encouraging older adults to transition to a healthy plant-based diet lifestyle can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and even reverse it.

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Heart Failure Guidelines: 2022 Update

By Kathleen Byrne | January 17, 2023

The 2022 Heart Failure Guidelines update included a number of changes that impact the care provided by nurses and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and manage patients with heart failure. Highlights of the latest guidelines-directed medical therapies are covered in this article..

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HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Elizabeth Moxley | December 9, 2022

Can High Good Cholesterol be a Bad Thing? It is considered a well-established fact that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is a robust, inverse predictor of the risk of experiencing an…

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Treatment: An Individualized Approach

By PCNA | November 23, 2022

Putting the pieces together of CVD diagnosis and treatment plan requires an individualized approach—and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) is no exception. Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Prevalence and Diagnosis HCM is the most common…

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