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New Patient Tool-After Your Heart Attack

Multiple practice guidelines provide intervention recommendations and treatment goals for the management of acute coronary syndrome and secondary prevention of subsequent coronary events. The Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association's highly regarded patient education materials are a tangible resource for patients, both in a clinical setting and when they return home.


Helping patients reduce their risk for myocardial infarction or stroke begins in the hospital and continues after discharge. Our newest tool, After Your Heart Attack: What You Need to Know, is designed to increase patient understanding and provide actionable steps for them to follow before and after their hospitalization with acute coronary syndrome.


This 2-sided instrument is available in English and Spanish and can be downloaded or ordered in sets of 25 sheets. Members of the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association can order hard copies at no charge. Get this instrument at


Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate

Just launched is the Cardiovascular Nursing Certificate program, a self-paced online experience that strengthens your professional knowledge, competence, and confidence relative to cardiovascular nursing. Designed for advanced beginners, this first-in-class global certificate program combines clinically rigorous training in a user-friendly format with practical activities that make learning easier and compelling and sustains the retention of knowledge over time. The online certificate includes modules on the following topics:


Global Burden of Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) and Strategies for Population Health


Pathophysiology of Atherosclerotic CVD


Cardiovascular Assessment


Cardiometabolic Risk Management


Atherosclerotic CVD Prevention and Management


Prevention and Management of Atrial Fibrillation


Prevention and Management of Heart Failure


Cardiovascular Pharmacology


Communication and Person-Centered Care for Patients With CVD


Lifestyle/Behavior Change Counseling


Putting Research into Practice


Leadership and Advocacy



This program was developed by the Preventive Cardiovascular Nursing Association and the Global Cardiovascular Nursing Leadership Council. Learn more at