News and Articles

Professional Development for Cardiovascular Nurses: Why, Why Not, and How? 

By Katy Walter | May 17, 2024

Nursing is a dynamic profession with countless opportunities for professional growth. After entry into nursing, nurses can choose numerous paths in their careers depending on the level of education and…

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Addressing AFib in Clinical Practice

By PCNA | May 7, 2024

Why Worry About Atrial Fibrillation (AFib)? Patients with or at risk for atrial fibrillation (AFib) are seen in virtually every practice setting. Early detection and effective, guideline-based treatments can reduce…

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Sleep: A Precious Commodity

By Lisa Maher | April 29, 2024

Did you wake up this morning refreshed and ready to tackle your to-do list with focus and energy? Or did you lean on coffee, caffeinated tea, or energy drinks to…

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Three Cheers for Thirty Years of Cardiovascular Nursing Symposia!

By PCNA | March 29, 2024

Susan Halli Demeter and Lisa Maher, PCNA’s current and incoming board Presidents, reflect on PCNA’s three decades of service to the cardiovascular nursing community and peek ahead to the future.…

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Impact of Processed Food on Heart Health

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 14, 2024

Cardiovascular disease (CVD), particularly atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), remains the leading cause of death on a global scale.[i],[ii] CVD is also the leading cause of death in patients with type…

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Blood Clot Awareness Month

By Susan Halli Demeter | March 5, 2024

Every March, Blood Clot Awareness Month provides cardiovascular health care professionals with an opportunity to refresh their knowledge, and help patients better understand—and reduce—their risk. Blood Clot Development When a…

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Here’s to Heart Month 

By Susan Halli Demeter | February 8, 2024

This year, PCNA celebrates our 30th anniversary—and we also observe the 60th anniversary of Heart Month. Each February, Heart Month compels us to focus a little more on heart health,…

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Enhancing Nurse-Patient Communication: Managing Heart Failure and Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Jennifer Tainsh | January 16, 2024

The Role of Nursing Education in Improving Patient Outcomes Effective communication between nurses and patients is crucial in managing heart failure and hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM). Nurse-patient communication plays a significant…

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2023 Cardio Connections Summit Recap

By Susan Halli Demeter | January 4, 2024

PCNA’s December 2023 Cardio Connections Summit spotlighted heart failure and cardio-oncology content, including the latest guidelines and their application into clinical practice. The faculty shared information and techniques on screening,…

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Using Text Messaging for Tobacco Cessation in Rural Populations

By Jason Jean | December 15, 2023

Thank you to Jason R. Jean, DNP, APRN, RN for this resource-full article on tobacco cessation and text messaging programs. Tobacco cessation is one of the critical strategies to reduce…

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