News and Articles

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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Enhancing Physical Activity Through Health Care Providers: Exercise is Medicine®

By Anne Fish | October 22, 2020

Health care providers can help their patients incorporate regular physical activity into their lifestyles and make decisions regarding their overall health with handouts available from Exercise is Medicine and the…

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The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association joins the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension

By PCNA | October 7, 2020

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) is pleased to announce our commitment to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control Hypertension. The Surgeon General’s Call to Action to Control…

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COVID-19 and Cardiovascular Disease: Key Considerations for Cardiovascular Nurses

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | October 5, 2020

This article was co-written by Oluwabunmi Ogungbe, MPH, RN and Yvonne Commodore-Mensah, PhD, MHS, RN Coronavirus disease 2019 (COVID-19) is an infectious disease caused by the severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus…

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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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