News and Articles

Research Rooted in Advocacy

By Emily Jones | July 31, 2020

Emily Jones, BSN, PhD, RNC-OB received PCNA’s Advocacy Award for CVD Prevention in 2019. Here, she recounts her advocacy experiences. Nurses advocate in myriad ways, seen and unseen. We advocate…

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International Year of the Nurse and Midwife 2020

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | July 22, 2020

Implications for Cardiovascular Nurses The World Health Organization (WHO), International Confederation of Midwives, International Council of Nurses, Nursing Now and the United Nations Population Fund have joined forces to declare…

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Role of APRNs in Cardiology is Growing… And With It Comes Responsibilities

By PCNA | June 23, 2020

Advanced practice registered nurses (APRNs) continue to assume an increasing role in the care of patients with cardiovascular disease. According to an ACC survey of 2,600 APRN members in 2019,…

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Letter from the President: Health Equity

By PCNA | June 2, 2020

We have faced unprecedented challenges these past few months and we are proud of the work you do every day addressing the challenges surrounding the COVID-19 pandemic and more recently…

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COVID-19 Resources for Cardiovascular Nurses

By PCNA | April 2, 2020

The following is a collection of resources that may be of use to a cardiovascular nurse during the COVID-19 pandemic. Click on a heading below to jump to a section.…

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Telehealth During the COVID-19 Outbreak

By PCNA | March 18, 2020

New information is coming out daily as the federal government responds to the outbreak of COVID-19. The following is the latest in changes to Telehealth requirements. CMS Expands Medicare Coverage…

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Supervised Exercise Therapy for Patients with Symptomatic Peripheral Artery Disease: It’s a Big Deal

By Anne Fish | March 6, 2020

Who is covered? Diane Treat-Jacobson, PhD, RN, FAHA and Chair of a recent American Heart Association Science Advisory wants prevention nurses to know that supervised exercise therapy (SET) is covered…

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An Update on High Blood Pressure Performance and Measurement Guidelines

By Anne Fish | February 27, 2020

Translation of Scientific Evidence into Clinical Practice Failure to correctly diagnose and treat patients with high blood pressure can put them at risk for stroke, heart disease, and renal failure.…

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Influenza Linked to Severe Complications for Heart Disease Patients

By PCNA | February 22, 2020

For adults living with chronic heart disease, influenza (flu) can mean more than a few days sick in bed. In fact, when heart disease is combined with flu, it can…

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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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