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Using Connection to Facilitate Mentorship in Nursing

By Rachel Rotramel | November 20, 2023

Thank you to Rachel Rotramel, RN, MSN, CCRN, RN-BC for this article on improving mentorship in nursing using connection. Mentorship is the mutually beneficial relationship between mentor and mentee. A…

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The Power of Patient Education

By Susan Halli Demeter | November 6, 2023

It is no surprise that our patients do not always know and understand about cardiovascular disease prevention and management. How can we help them access and apply accurate, evidence-based strategies…

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Diabetes Care and Cardiovascular Health: A Three-part Podcast Series

By PCNA | November 1, 2023

Diabetes management has a profound impact on cardiovascular and cardiometabolic health. In this podcast trilogy, we explore the multifaceted realm of diabetes care and its intersection with cardiovascular well-being. From…

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Artificial Intelligence (AI) in Cardiology: An Electrophysiology Perspective

By Stephanie Rollins | October 27, 2023

AI is increasingly enhancing cardiology by improving ECG interpretation, advancing cardiac implantable devices, and addressing challenges, with the potential to revolutionize cardiac care and patient outcomes. Thank you to Stephanie…

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Weight Management: Lifestyle Versus Pharmacotherapy

By Elizabeth Moxley | October 17, 2023

Amidst the escalating obesity crisis affecting a substantial portion of the population, exploring tailored weight management strategies is increasingly imperative. What role do pharmacotherapy and lifestyle interventions play in weight…

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Nurse Coaching and the Cardiovascular Patient

By Rachel Rotramel | October 4, 2023

Thank you to Rachel Rotramel RN, MSN, CCRN, CV-BC for this overview of the power of nurse coaching and cardiovascular disease.  Nurse coaching is a relatively new specialty gaining traction in…

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PCNA Advocacy: Paving the Way for Cardiovascular Health through Policy Action

By Katy Walter | September 29, 2023

Nurses, often hailed as the most trusted professionals in the United States, bring a unique perspective to healthcare policy and advocacy. Their frontline experiences make them witnesses to the real-world…

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Understanding Lipoprotein(a): A Three-Part Podcast Series

By PCNA | September 22, 2023

In the realm of cardiovascular health, understanding nuanced risk factors is paramount. Lipoprotein(a), or Lp(a), is a significant independent risk factor for heart attack, stroke, aortic stenosis, and more. Elevated…

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Everything You Need to Know to Write an Abstract: A Step-by-Step Guide

By Élise Arsenault Knudsen | September 12, 2023

Thank you to Élise N. Arsenault Knudsen, PhD, RN, ACNS-BC for this informative article on how to write a nursing abstract. Conducting improvement work or engaging in research facilitates nurses’…

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Lp(a): Looking Beyond LDL to Assess ASCVD Risk

By Susan Halli Demeter | September 4, 2023

A risk calculator is an excellent tool in assessing potential risk for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD), with a focus on age, sex, race, blood pressure, diabetes, tobacco use, and cholesterol—but…

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