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Physical Activity to Prevent CVD Across the Lifespan: Local and Global Burden

By Elizabeth Moxley | May 27, 2022

Thank you to Kashica J. Webber-Ritchey, and Elizabeth Moxley, for this article on physical activity and its local and global burden. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading global cause of…

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Hiding in Plain Sight? A Focus on Diagnosing and Addressing the Unmet Needs in Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia

By PCNA | April 20, 2022

Individuals with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HOFH) are typically less responsive, or even unresponsive, to standard lipid-lowering therapies such as statins and PCSK9 inhibitors, and may benefit from treatment with other…

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Demystifying Clinical Practice Guidelines 

By Sandra Dunbar | February 25, 2022

Guidelines Committees, PCNA, and You It’s no surprise that the role of health care professionals, and specifically of nurses, continues to change. While our primary goal remains focused on maximizing…

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Incorporating Dietary Changes into New Year’s Resolutions to Improve Women’s Cardiovascular Health

By Diana Baptiste | February 1, 2022

Thank you to Diana Baptise and Jean Thorpe-Williams for this timely article on dietary changes and New year’s resolutions. Cardiovascular disease (CVD) continues to be the leading cause of death…

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Maternal Obesity and Cardiovascular Health

By PCNA | January 28, 2022

Thank you to Nicole Crossley, RN, BSN, RDN, LD and Emily Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, FAHA, FPCNA for this article on maternal obesity and cardiovascular health. Cardiovascular Maternal Health Cardiovascular disease…

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Healthy Lifestyle Changes — Even During the Holidays

By Lisa Maher | December 7, 2021

Using SMART goals can you and your patients make healthy lifestyle changes during the holidays and beyond. We’ve made it through one major holiday that’s focused on giving thanks, celebrating…

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Health Equity: Cardiovascular Nurses’ Role

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | December 1, 2021

Advancing Health Equity Health equity has been defined as “When every person has a fair opportunity to attain his or her full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from…

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The Difficulty in Diagnosing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By PCNA | November 19, 2021

Hiding in Plain Sight: The Difficulty in Diagnosing Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy is a disease of the heart muscle that affects the heart’s ability to pump. Properly diagnosing hypertrophic cardiomyopathy…

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How Cardiac Rehab Can Improve Functional Capacity in Patients with LVAD

By Nicole Interrante | September 28, 2021

Thank you to PCNA volunteer Nicole Interrante, RN-BSN- BC for this helpful article on cardiac rehab and LVAD. Heart failure affects a staggering 26 million people worldwide.1 Due to its…

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Skeletal Muscle Mass and Cardiovascular Health

By Elizabeth Moxley | July 13, 2021

What is the connection between skeletal muscle mass and cardiovascular health? Three recent studies demonstrate that an increase in skeletal muscle mass could lead to improved cardiovascular health regardless of…

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