News and Articles

Spring Learning Event: Unanswered Speaker Questions

By PCNA | June 18, 2021

Reducing Health Disparities Through Increased PAD Awareness, Identification and Management Abbie Schrader, ARNP What tests are done to diagnose PAD? The best test is the Ankle-brachial index (ABI). There are…

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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: Flexing to a Pandemic

By Dorothy Davis | May 17, 2021

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 patients virtually to minimize…

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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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Leveraging Mindfulness for Cardiovascular Health

By Emily Jones | January 11, 2021

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 in society and certainly in…

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Keeping the Lantern Lit: The Role of Self-care in Preventing Burnout

By Dorothy Davis | December 23, 2020

An anonymous author once shared that an empty lantern provides no light. A health care professional (HCP) that has experienced burnout is as ineffective as an empty lantern. HCPs experience…

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Continued Gaps in Postpartum Follow-Up Care after Complications of Pregnancy that Increase CVD Risk

By Emily Jones | November 6, 2020

Pregnancy is now recognized as a cardiometabolic stress test. This means that the development of a pregnancy complication, such as gestational diabetes mellitus (GDM), hypertensive disorder of pregnancy (HDP), or…

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