News and Articles

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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Take our Survey on Innovative Medicines

By PCNA | January 28, 2020

Two years ago, PCNA engaged in a campaign to raise awareness about access to innovative cardiovascular medicines including PCSK9s, NOACs, and new heart failure therapies. We wish to know how…

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Cardiovascular Disease is the Leading Cause of U.S. Maternal Death

By Emily Jones | January 16, 2020

Women in the United States (U.S.) have a higher risk of dying during pregnancy and the postpartum period than women in any other industrialized country. Approximately three in five pregnancy-related…

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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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2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on Primary Prevention

By PCNA | August 15, 2019

Background Cardiovascular disease does not discriminate. As the global impact of cardiovascular disease is more prevalent, action plans are necessary for prevention. Cardiovascular disease remains the top killer of Americans, second…

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Ketosis vs. Ketoacidosis: What’s the Difference?

By Susan Bush | July 9, 2019

Any nurse knows that ketones are bad, right? So what is all the hype over eating plans that induce ketosis? And why are ketones being labeled neuroprotective or referred to…

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Using the New Metabolic Syndrome Severity Z Score During Prediabetes Treatment

By Sandra Dunbar | June 5, 2019

A cornerstone of preventative cardiovascular nursing is education and counseling on lifestyle behaviors and change. Have you ever wondered if all that intense focus on lifestyle makes a difference in…

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New App Tests Your AFib Knowledge

By PCNA | May 24, 2019

HealthQuest in NVAF is a new app designed to test your knowledge of non-valvular atrial fibrillation. This interactive game lets you compete against your peers, earn achievements, and reach different…

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Experiences in Advocacy: Sweetened Beverage Tax

By Karen Larimer | April 19, 2019

Karen Larimer PhD, ACNP-BC, FAHA received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2018. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. As a nurse, scientist, and health advocate, I have seen…

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Download the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium App

By PCNA | April 5, 2019

Download Instructions Navigate to the App Store or Google Play and Search for “Attendify” (Please note iOS Attendify will be the second selection).  Once finished downloading, open the “Attendify” app…

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