News and Articles

Can the Negative Cardiac Effects of Sedentary Aging be Reduced?

By PCNA | May 7, 2018

According to the results of a recent randomized exercise trial in which healthy, sedentary middle age participants were randomized to two years of exercise training or attention control, there is high promise for the phrase “it’s not too late to start exercising”.

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Cardiovascular Health in African Americans

By PCNA | March 30, 2018

Much work remains to be accomplished to meet the American Heart Association (AHA) 2020 Impact Goals.

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Patient and Provider Related Barriers to Accessing Needed Medications

By PCNA | March 2, 2018

Innovative medicines can have significant impact on individuals who would otherwise have suboptimal management of their condition. The path to acquiring these medicines can be difficult. This article highlights some of the barriers that both patients and providers face with the prior authorization process and how to overcome these challenges.

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A Call to Action: Make a Plan for Taking Care of Your Own Health

By PCNA | March 1, 2018

With spring just around the corner, greater attention to personal health should be at the top of our list – and not just for cardiovascular patients.

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Access to Innovative Medicines May be Just a Click Away

By PCNA | February 2, 2018

Patients and families are asking more frequently about options that can help them cover their health care costs, yet often providers aren’t aware of the financial support available through a variety of programs that can be found with a little research.

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Optimal Brain Health – What and How?

By PCNA | January 31, 2018

As preventive cardiovascular nurses provide care to improve cardiovascular health and reduce risk, their efforts will ultimately contribute to optimal brain health. While most providers were educated with an understanding of mind and body connections, greater understanding of the more specific heart and brain connections are emerging.

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Seen Sugar Alcohols on Your Food Labels Recently?

By PCNA | January 31, 2018

There is much confusion about the term, sugar alcohols, but the American Diabetes Association’s latest recommendation is that most people need not subtract the amount of sugar alcohols from total carbohydrates when carbohydrate counting.

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Atrial Fibrillation Graphic Handout

By PCNA | January 24, 2018

PCNA has created an Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) infographic to help patients recognize the risk factors for AFib. Even if they have not felt “fluttering” sensations or other key indicators of…

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Smoking Cessation: There’s Work to be Done

By PCNA | January 5, 2018

Although the economic and health impact of tobacco use is staggering, we as healthcare providers are doing a poor job of identifying patients at risk and providing treatment options.

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Having a Heart to Heart Conversation with Your Patient: Access to Innovative Medicines

By PCNA | January 5, 2018

Advances in modern medicine and the development of new medications to treat chronic disease states bring both excitement and a challenge to the patient/provider visit.

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