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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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Plant-based Diets, Cardiovascular Disease, and Healthy Aging

By PCNA | February 15, 2023

Educating and encouraging older adults to transition to a healthy plant-based diet lifestyle can reduce the risk of cardiovascular disease and even reverse it.

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Getting the Word Out: Disseminating Cardiovascular Research

By Keri Barron | December 21, 2022

Why is disseminating cardiovascular research important? Cardiovascular disease (CVD) is the leading cause of death in the United States.[i] Someone in our country dies from this disease every 36.1 seconds.[ii]…

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Clinical Trials: Leading the Way as a Cardiovascular Nurse

By Eileen Handberg | December 2, 2022

Clinical trials in medicine—including cardiology—are a cornerstone for understanding how treatments affect our patients. Historically, many clinical research projects focused on white, male participants of a particular age, and we…

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Advancing the Cardiovascular Nursing Profession

By Eileen Handberg | July 15, 2022

Can you remember exactly what inspired you to be a nurse? For many of us, the calling comes in childhood. Maybe we are following in the footsteps of someone we…

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The Significance of Working to the Top of Practice Scope

By Eileen Handberg | May 4, 2022

You’ve completed years of training in classrooms and online, with the intent to make a positive impact on patients at risk for, or with, cardiovascular disease or stroke. You’ve passed…

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Heart Rate Variability Measurement

By Emily Jones | April 22, 2022

Thank you to Megan L. Jester and Emily J. Jones for this article on heart rate variability measurement. You can read the second article in this series here. Prevention and…

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