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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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Adverse Pregnancy Outcomes and CVD

By Emily Jones | June 28, 2021

Pregnancy Presents Distinct Opportunities for Nurse-Led Maternal Cardiovascular Disease Prevention United States maternal health is currently under the microscope. Unacceptably high rates of maternal mortality and morbidity have required maternal…

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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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