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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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Hypertension Continues to be a Leading Cause of U.S. Maternal Mortality

By Emily Jones | November 10, 2022

The U.S. is in crisis when it comes to pregnancy-related maternal mortality (i.e., maternal deaths during or in the year following pregnancy). In late September 2022, the Centers for Disease…

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Sleep and Cardiovascular Health

By PCNA | October 15, 2022

Understanding the interconnectedness of sleep and cardiovascular health allows nurses and other healthcare providers to help patients reduce their risk of cardiovascular disease and help improve patient outcomes.

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Post-acute COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Health

By PCNA | September 16, 2022

Thank you to Oluwabunmi Ogungbe, PhD, MPH, RN; Ruth-Alma Turkson-Ocran PhD, MPH, RN, FNP-BC; and Diana Baptiste DNP, RN, CNE, FPCNA, FAAN for this article on post-acute COVID-19 and cardiovascular…

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All About AFib

By Eileen Handberg | September 1, 2022

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, and it is likely no surprise to cardiovascular clinicians that the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AFib) continues to escalate. The prevalence has increased threefold…

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Relaxation Techniques for High Blood Pressure

By Ruth Riley | August 25, 2022

According to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), in the United States, nearly half of the adult population (47% or 116 million) have high blood pressure.[1] This disease,…

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Ideal Exercise Prescription for Cardiovascular Health

By Elizabeth Moxley | August 10, 2022

Thank you to Elizabeth Moxley, PhD, RN, BS for this article on physical activity and exercise prescription. What is the ideal exercise prescription? It is well established that exercise improves…

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Cardiovascular Disease in Cancer Patients

By PCNA | July 28, 2022

Hearing ‘You have cancer’ brings with it an abundance of emotions. It leads to a series of not-always-clear decision points. The hopes and fears surrounding potential treatments, side effects, morbidity…

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Using Heart Rate Variability Measurements

By Emily Jones | July 16, 2022

Thank you to Megan L. Jester and Emily J. Jones for this article on heart rate variability measurement. You can read the first article in this series here. Using Heart…

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Cardiovascular Disease Prevention in College Students

By Keri Barron | July 6, 2022

Thank you to Keri Barron, PhD, RN, CNE for authoring this article on cardiovascular health in college students.  Cardiovascular Health in Young Adults National data statistics demonstrate the impact that…

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