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Mindfulness and Cardiovascular Health

By Emily Jones | January 11, 2021

Leveraging Mindfulness for Cardiovascular Health 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…

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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 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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Advanced Practice Registered Nurses’ Role in Cardiovascular Health

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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