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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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2023 Poster and Abstract Winners

By PCNA | April 16, 2023

PCNA annually extends an invitation to nurses and other healthcare professionals to present abstracts on cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. The submitted abstracts can…

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Cardiovascular Health Through Vitamin C Intake

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 23, 2023

Recent findings show that vitamin C may be an essential component of cardiovascular health by preventing atherosclerosis, hypertension, and stroke.

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Homozygous Familial Hypercholesterolemia: Addressing Extreme LDL-C

By PCNA | March 6, 2023

Addressing extreme lipoprotein cholesterol (LDL-C) in patients with homozygous familial hypercholesterolemia (HoFH) early can help improve patient outcomes and avoid atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease, heart attack, or stroke in even the…

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Family History and Patient Health

By Eileen Handberg | March 1, 2023

This article on family history and patient health comes from PCNA President, Eileen Handberg, PhD, ANP-BC, FACC. There is a direct link between an accurate and complete family history and…

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