News and Articles

The Importance of Atrial Fibrillation Burden

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 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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PCNA Publishes Position Paper on Oral Antiplatelet Adherence

By PCNA | May 4, 2015

A recent survey found that 52 percent of ACS patients who were currently taking an oral antiplatelet have missed taking or changed the way they take their prescribed OAP therapy.

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New Guidelines on Atrial Fibrillation Announced

By PCNA | June 5, 2014

The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association (PCNA) joined the American College of Cardiology (ACC) in Washington D.C. to present a joint education session on An Interdisciplinary Approach to the Prevention and…

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What You Need to Know About the FDA Changes to Statin Drug Labels

By meganmori | November 25, 2013

Wednesday, 29 February 2012 00:00 Madison, Wis., February 29, 2012 PCNA provides education to patients and providers about managing risk factors for heart disease with evidence-based treatments The Food and…

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PCNA Endorses American Heart Association Science Advisory, Urges Cardiac Rehab Referrals

By meganmori | November 25, 2013

Monday, 30 January 2012 00:00 New science advisory calls attention to missed opportunities for patients to participate in life-saving cardiac rehabilitation programs Madison, Wis., January 30, 2012 – The Preventive…

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