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Plant-based Diets, Cardiovascular Disease, and Healthy Aging

By PCNA | February 15, 2023

Educating and encouraging older adults to transition to a healthy plant-based diet lifestyle can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and even reverse it.

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Heart Failure Guidelines: 2022 Update

By Kathleen Byrne | January 17, 2023

The 2022 Heart Failure Guidelines update included a number of changes that impact the care provided by nurses and other healthcare professionals who diagnose and manage patients with heart failure. Highlights of the latest guidelines-directed medical therapies are covered in this article..

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HDL Cholesterol: Too Much of a Good Thing?

By Elizabeth Moxley | December 9, 2022

Can High Good Cholesterol be a Bad Thing? It is considered a well-established fact that high-density lipoprotein cholesterol (HDL-C) is a robust, inverse predictor of the risk of experiencing an…

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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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