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New Tool: A New Approach to Reducing Cardiovascular Risk – Beyond LDL

By PCNA | July 11, 2020

This multi-functional resource was developed for healthcare providers to serve as an evidence-based guide to assist with their therapeutic decision-making to reduce cardiovascular risks for adult patients with elevated triglycerides…

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Role of APRNs in Cardiology is Growing… And With It Comes Responsibilities

By PCNA | June 23, 2020

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) continue to assume an increasing role in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. According to an ACC survey of 2,600 APRN members in 2019,…

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Will the United Kingdom’s idea of changing food labels catch on?

By Anne Fish | June 17, 2020

The United Kingdom (UK) is considering a controversial move to use a symbol on food labels to indicate how much exercise (walking, running) is required to burn off one serving…

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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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