News and Articles

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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2022 Poster and Abstract Winners

By PCNA | April 4, 2022

Each year, PCNA invites nurses and other healthcare professionals to submit abstracts on the topic of cardiovascular risk reduction and disease management for presentation at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. Abstracts fit into three…

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Professional Education: A Life-long Commitment to Excellence

By Eileen Handberg | April 1, 2022

Whether you are new to your nursing career or have an abundance of experience, there is always something new to learn. You may need continuing education (and specifically pharmacology credits)…

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Understanding Obesity: Classification, Etiology, and Epidemiology

By Laura Hayman | March 30, 2022

Understanding Obesity The word ‘obesity’ is used by providers, patients, media outlets, and advertisers so frequently that we rarely consider what it really means from a clinical perspective. How is…

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Announcing the 2022 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium Award Winners

By PCNA | March 24, 2022

Each year, the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) takes time at the Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium to celebrate the contributions of exceptional individuals and institutions to cardiovascular nursing and cardiovascular disease…

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Green Space and Heart Health: What’s the connection?

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 7, 2022

Prescribing Green Space to Promote Heart Health While cardiovascular professionals across the globe are well-versed in applying guidelines-based care to help their patients prevent, or manage, cardiovascular disease, one important…

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Demystifying Clinical Practice Guidelines 

By Sandra Dunbar | February 25, 2022

Guidelines Committees, PCNA, and You It’s no surprise that the role of health care professionals, and specifically of nurses, continues to change. While our primary goal remains focused on maximizing…

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Urgent Call to Action for Nurses to Improve Hypertension Control

By PCNA | February 15, 2022

In response to the Surgeon General’s Call to Action on Hypertension, nursing leaders have come together to outline how nurses can address the growing hypertension burden. PCNA joined with 11…

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Social Determinants of Health and Obesity

By PCNA | January 10, 2022

Implications for Clinical Research and Practice Thank you to Jillian Randolph BA, and Janna Stephens RN, PhD for this article connecting the social determinants of health and obesity. Obesity and…

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Health Equity: Cardiovascular Nurses’ Role

By Yvonne Commodore-Mensah | December 1, 2021

Advancing Health Equity Health equity has been defined as “When every person has a fair opportunity to attain his or her full health potential, and no one is disadvantaged from…

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