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Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy

By Elizabeth Moxley | March 3, 2021

The recently updated clinical practice guideline for hypertrophic cardiomyopathy (HCM) entitled, 2020 AHA/ACC Guideline for the Diagnosis and Treatment of Patients with Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy: Executive Summary1 provides recommendations for the…

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Yvonne Commodore-Mensah Represents PCNA for Scientific Statement on Psychological Health, Well-Being, and the Mind-Heart-Body Connection

By PCNA | January 28, 2021

Thank you to Yvonne Commodore-Mensah for representing PCNA and nursing in the creation of a new scientific statement the American Heart Association (AHA) on the relationship between psychological health and…

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2018 Physical Activity Guidelines

By Anne Fish | September 25, 2019

Preventive cardiovascular nurses facilitate physical activity (PA) and educate about its benefits, with the goals of reducing cardiovascular risk and improving quality of life. Overall, the public health benefit from…

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2019 ACC/AHA Guideline on Primary Prevention

By PCNA | August 15, 2019

Background Cardiovascular disease does not discriminate. As the global impact of cardiovascular disease is more prevalent, action plans are necessary for prevention. Cardiovascular disease remains the top killer of Americans, second…

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What is Atrial Fibrillation Burden and What do Cardiocasvular Nurses Need to Know?

By PCNA | December 24, 2018

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) is increasingly viewed as a public health problem due to its increased incidence, prevalence, and adverse impact on the growing aging population. Past studies of the burden…

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New Hypertension Recommendations and Guidelines: PCNA Statement

By PCNA | November 13, 2017

The lower definition of hypertension and new categories are designed to help people become aware of their risk earlier. Nurses and advanced practice nurses are ready to meet the challenge of implementing these new guidelines.

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Are LDL-Cholesterol Targets Back?

By PCNA | May 31, 2017

Two endocrinology groups recently issued new lipid-management guidelines that bring back LDL-cholesterol (LDL-C) “targets”.

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Heart Failure Guidelines Update: Emphasis on Prevention

By PCNA | May 3, 2017

Several aspects of the new ACC/AHA/HFSA updated heart failure guidelines place emphasis on HF prevention including early identification to halt the progression of symptoms.

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New Movement Recommendations from the American Diabetes Association

By PCNA | November 7, 2016

Most notable is intersperse periods of sitting with at least three minutes of light physical activity every 30 minutes.

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PCNA Applauds ACC’s Team Approach to Cardiovascular Practice

By PCNA | May 12, 2015

he Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association congratulates our American College of Cardiology (ACC) colleagues for this important, timely, and forward-thinking health policy statement.

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