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COVID-19 Resources for Cardiovascular Nurses

By PCNA | April 2, 2020

The following is a collection of resources that may be of use to a cardiovascular nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on a heading below to jump to a section.…

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Telehealth During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By PCNA | March 18, 2020

New information is coming out daily as the federal government responds to the outbreak of COVID-19. The following is the latest in changes to Telehealth requirements. CMS Expands Medicare Coverage…

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Supervised Exercise Therapy for Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: It’s a Big Deal

By Anne Fish | March 6, 2020

Who is covered? Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FAHA and Chair of a recent American Heart Association Science Advisory wants prevention nurses to know that supervised exercise therapy (SET) is covered…

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Influenza Linked to Severe Complications for Heart Disease Patients

By PCNA | February 22, 2020

For adults living with chronic heart disease, influenza (flu) can mean more than a few days sick in bed. In fact, when heart disease is combined with flu, it can…

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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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