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A World Under Pressure: The Growing Burden of Hypertension

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | February 10, 2020

The global burden of hypertension was estimated at approximately 1.4 billion in 2010, and is projected to exceed 1.6 billion by 2025.1,2 Noncommunicable diseases (NCDs), which include hypertension, caused 40.5 million…

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Eggs and Cardiovascular Health: A Continuing Controversy

By Anne Fish | December 2, 2019

The role of eggs in the incidence of cardiovascular disease has been examined for decades. In 2016, a meta-analysis of prospective cohort studies concluded that, overall, there was no clear…

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Tips to Enjoy a Heart-Healthy Holiday

By Anne Fish | November 29, 2019

Heart Health Before, During and After the Party During the holidays, it is challenging for families to be heart healthy. Holiday celebrations may also last for several days or weeks,…

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Social Determinants of Health and Cardiovascular Disease

By Sandra Dunbar | November 27, 2019

Linking Poverty and Disease Lower socioeconomic status (SES) has been associated with a higher risk for cardiovascular disease (CVD) and events. However, the mechanisms linking poverty and low fiscal resources…

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International Study of Comparative Health Effectiveness with Medical and Invasive Approaches (ISCHEMIA)

By PCNA | November 8, 2019

David J. Maron, MDa, Judith S. Hochman, MDb, Sean M. O’Brien, PhDc et al. American Heart Journal 201 (2018) 124–135. This important NIH funded study – ISCHEMIA – was initiated in 2012 and included over 5,000 patients. The results were reported…

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Metabolically Healthy Obesity: Fact or Fiction?

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | October 23, 2019

Obesity is a significant risk factor for cardiovascular disease (CVD), and the prevalence of obesity is approximately 40% among U.S. adults.1 Yet obesity, defined solely based on body mass index…

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2018 Physical Activity Guidelines

By Anne Fish | September 25, 2019

Preventive cardiovascular nurses facilitate physical activity (PA) and educate about its benefits, with the goals of reducing cardiovascular risk and improving quality of life. Overall, the public health benefit from…

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New PCNA Diabetes Tool Available

By PCNA | August 20, 2019

The Diabetes and CVD Connection Approximately 30.3 million people of all ages, or 9.4% of the U.S. population, had diabetes in 2015, the majority being type 2 diabetes. The percentage…

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2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on Primary Prevention

By PCNA | August 15, 2019

Background Cardiovascular disease does not discriminate. As the global impact of cardiovascular disease is more prevalent, action plans are necessary for prevention. Cardiovascular disease remains the top killer of Americans, second…

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Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: What’s the Difference?

By Susan Bush | July 9, 2019

Any nurse knows that ketones are bad, right? So what is all the hype over eating plans that induce ketosis? And why are ketones being labeled neuroprotective or referred to…

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