Exploring the Relationship Between AFib and VTE: Identification and Awareness

Atrial Fibrillation (AFib) and Venous Thromboembolism (VTE) have a risky bidirectional relationship. Hear from Carol Patrick, RNFA, ACNP-BC, FPCNA, as she explores this relationship and the different management and prevention techniques. Also learn about how cancer can increase a patient’s risk for AFib and VTE. Thank you to the Bristol-Myers Squibb – Pfizer Alliance for…

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AFib Management in Clinical Practice

Atrial fibrillation (AFib) management includes both pharmacologic and non-pharmacologic therapies. Guest Bill Miles, MD, FACC, of the University of Florida, Gainesville, describes how to effectively treat AFib–from asymptomatic younger patients without left ventricular dysfunction to older patients with significantly reduced ejection fraction.

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AFib and Sleep Apnea

The interrelationship of sleep apnea and atrial fibrillation (AFib) should be front of mind for clinicians. Learn keys to guideline-directed therapy including diagnosis, risk scores, the importance of anticoagulation, rate- and rhythm-controlling medications, and pacemakers, from guest Lisa Maher, DNP, ARNP, FNP-BC, FPCNA, Unitypoint Health Allen Hospital Cardiovascular Center.

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Best Practices in Stroke Prevention

Earn 0.75 CE contact hours, including 0.25 pharmacology, in this online course learning about best practices in stroke prevention. Thomas Brott, MD will review the prevalence and epidemiology of stroke, list the risk factors associated with transient ischemic attack (TIA) and stroke, and explain the relationship between atrial fibrillation, TIA, and stroke.

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All About AFib

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month, and it is likely no surprise to cardiovascular clinicians that the incidence of atrial fibrillation (AFib) continues to escalate. The prevalence has increased threefold in the previous 50 years,[i] and in 2014, lifetime estimates were 1 in 3 white individuals and 1 in 5 Black individuals.[ii] By 2050, the…

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2022 Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium, General Sessions

Clinical management of chronic cardiovascular disease is a key component of the work of advanced practice nurses and registered nurses in cardiology and primary care settings. PCNA develops an annual CE program to meet the clinical practice and recertification needs of these clinicians.  This 2022 curriculum includes a comprehensive approach to cardiovascular risk assessment and…

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Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate

PCNA’s Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate recognizes your commitment to cardiovascular nursing excellence. While not a replacement for ANCC’s Cardiovascular Nursing Certification, the certificate offers an educational experience for nurses that strengthens your professional knowledge, competence, and confidence relative to cardiovascular nursing. Our Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate is designed for advanced beginners, and this first-in-class global certificate program combines…

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