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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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Quest to Establish System-Wide Nursing Journal Club During Covid-19: An Evidence-Based Approach

By PCNA | July 28, 2023

Cardiovascular nurses and clinicians can benefit from participation in journal clubs to enhance professional development and evidence-based practice competency, gain access to scientific literature they might not be aware of, acquire and disseminate new knowledge, and implement evidence-based care to improve patient outcomes.

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CVD Prevention in Children and Implications for the School Nurse

By Keri Barron | June 14, 2023

Cardiovascular Disease Risk Factors in Children Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the number one cause of death among adults in the United States. CVD accounted for more than 900,000 deaths in…

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The Latest Strategies in Dyslipidemia Diagnosis and Management

By Susan Halli Demeter | June 1, 2023

Dyslipidemia, the imbalance of low-density lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C), high-density lipoprotein (HDL), triglycerides, and other lipids, is one of the major modifiable risk factors for atherosclerosis and cardiovascular disease (CVD).1 With…

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