News and Articles

Arriving at the Crossroads of Diabetes and Cardiovascular Disease

By Melissa Magwire | June 21, 2021

Melissa Magwire, MSN, RN, CDCES authored the following post as a part of PCNA’s collaboration with the Know Diabetes By Heart TM initiative. Getting to the Heart of the Issue…

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Self-measured Blood Pressure Monitoring: Using a Validated Device is Key to Accurate Measurement

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | May 4, 2021

Using a clinically accurate validated device for blood pressure monitoring is important in the battle against uncontrolled hypertension. Uncontrolled Hypertension Remains a Clinical and Public Health Challenge Approximately, 46% of…

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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 3, 2021

The recently updated clinical practice guideline for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) entitled, 2020 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Executive Summary1 provides recommendations for the…

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A Decline in Hypertension Awareness Among Young Women

By Diana Baptiste | February 2, 2021

Thank you to Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN and Olubunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN for this article on the decline in hypertension awareness in young women. An Alarming Concern for…

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The Path to Reversing Worsening Hypertension Control in the US

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | January 25, 2021

Calling All Nurses: The Path to Reversing Worsening Hypertension Control in the US A recent study points to a trend of worsening hypertension control in the United States. What is…

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COVID-19 and Exercise: Safe Practices to Prevent Cardiovascular Complications

By Elizabeth Moxley | December 7, 2020

Epidemiological evidence suggests exercise offers preventive as well as therapeutic health-related benefits.1-4 Exercise prevents the development of obesity and cardiovascular-related diseases such as hypertension, type 2 diabetes, and thrombosis,1, 3-4…

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Enhancing Physical Activity Through Health Care Providers: Exercise is Medicine®

By Anne Fish | October 22, 2020

Health care providers can help their patients incorporate regular physical activity into their lifestyles and make decisions regarding their overall health with handouts available from Exercise is Medicine and the…

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Gestational Diabetes Confers Cardiovascular Risk in Young Women

By Emily Jones | September 16, 2020

Cardiovascular (CV) nurses have long provided prevention-focused care for individuals, families, and communities across the life course. Moving forward, CV nurses will increasingly become leaders in the care of pregnant…

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Re-examining Social Determinants of Health During COVID-19: Screening and Community Resources

By Diana Baptiste | September 3, 2020

This article was co-written by Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE and Nia A. Josiah, BA, MSN The sudden and rapid progression of COVID-19 pandemic has led to an unprecedented public…

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Exercising During the COVID-19 Pandemic

By Elizabeth Moxley | August 27, 2020

This article was written by Elizabeth Moxley, PhD, RN, BS. According to epidemiological evidence, exercise is the ‘real polypill.’1 Exercise improves fitness, strength, coordination,2-3 immunity and suppresses inflammation,4 and has…

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