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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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Telehealth Strategies for Cardiovascular Nurses

By Diana Baptiste | March 30, 2021

Telehealth Strategies that Ensure Access for All Patients Thank you to Diana Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN & Janelle Akomah, DNP, CRNP, FNP-BC for this article on telehealth strategies for cardiovascular…

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A Decline in Hypertension Awareness Among Young Women

By Diana Baptiste | February 2, 2021

Thank you to Diana-Lyn Baptiste, DNP, RN, CNE, FAAN and Olubunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN for this article on the decline in hypertension awareness in young women. An Alarming Concern for…

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The Path to Reversing Worsening Hypertension Control in the US

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | January 25, 2021

Calling All Nurses: The Path to Reversing Worsening Hypertension Control in the US A recent study points to a trend of worsening hypertension control in the United States. What is…

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Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Health

By Emily Jones | January 11, 2021

Leveraging Mindfulness for Cardiovascular Health Thank you to Emily J. Jones, PhD, RNC-OB, and Nicole Crossley, MS, RN, RD for this article on mindfulness for cardiovascular health. Stress is ubiquitous…

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