News and Articles

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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Talking About Obesity

By PCNA | November 9, 2021

Addressing Barries to Communicating Effectivey About Obesity There are conversations that many of us dread. The subject matter is difficult. It may not be the first time we’ve had this…

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Physical Activity, Exercise Training and Heart Failure: Does Intensity Matter?

By Elizabeth Moxley | October 29, 2021

Heart failure currently affects an estimated 6.2 million US adults1 and approximately 2% of individuals on a global scale.2 According to recommendations by the American College of Cardiology Foundation and…

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Is Cardiovascular Disease Part of Hispanic Heritage?

By Emily Jones | October 7, 2021

Thank you to Brenda Olmos, MSN, APRN, FNP-C and Emily Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, FAHA, FPCNA for this article on cardiovascular disease and Hispanic heritage. During Hispanic Heritage Month, many organizations are…

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New Abstracts Category: Graduate Capstone

By PCNA | September 2, 2021

Graduate Capstone Category PCNA is excited to introduce a brand-new category in our Call for Abstracts this year. The new Graduate Capstone category is designed to appeal to nurse educators…

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Cardiac Biomarkers and COVID-19

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | August 6, 2021

This article on biomarkers and COVID-19 was co-written by Oluwabunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN and Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN. What Nurses Should Know About Cardiac and Inflammatory Biomarkers and COVID-19…

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Spring Learning Event: Unanswered Speaker Questions

By PCNA | June 18, 2021

The Spring Learning Event, held on June 8, 2021, was packed full with clinicaly relevant information on PAD and VTE. There were a few questions that we weren’t able to…

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Vaping and Cardiovascular Disease: Trendy but toxic?

By Dorothy Davis | June 7, 2021

It is no secret that traditional tobacco cigarette smoking is the leading cause of the modifiable cardiovascular disease (CVD) risk factors in the United States.1 Electronic cigarettes, or vaping, were…

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Cardiac Rehab During COVID-19

By Dorothy Davis | May 17, 2021

Flexing to a Pandemic The impact of the coronavirus (COVID-19) felt like an aftershock of a large-scale earthquake across the globe last year. Health care facilities scrambled to care for…

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Letter from the President

By Sandra Dunbar | April 2, 2021

I am excited and honored to serve as the President of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association (PCNA). This past year we have all encountered unprecedented challenges with the COVID-19 pandemic,…

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