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Join hundreds of your fellow cardiovascular nurses and nurse practitioners at the Preventive Cardiovascular Nurses Association's 29th Annual Cardiovascular Nursing Symposium. We are excited to be holding the meeting virtually and in person at the Sheraton New Orleans Hotel. Earn at least 14.6 continuing education contact hours, including 5.4 for pharmacology, on April 13-15, 2023.


The Pharmacology Preconference will be held on April 13, 2023, and will include the following topics:


* Cardiometabolic Treatments for Obesity


* Therapies to Treat Inflammation in Cardiovascular Disease


* Update on Stroke: Tenecteplase


* Antiplatelet Therapy in Primary Prevention



The General Sessions will be held from April 13 to 15, 2023, and will include a virtual exhibit hall and poster sessions and cover the hottest topics in the field, including the following:


* Evaluating Chest Pain: Cardiac vs. Non-Cardiac


* Heart Failure Prevention and Treatment: Latest Guidelines


* Kidney Health Equity


* Behavioral Interventions: Impact on Cardiovascular Risk Factors


* Structural Heart Interventions: What's New?


* Cardiac Rehab: What's in It for You and Your Patients?


* Cardiovascular Disease Diagnostics: Demystifying Which, When, and Why


* Rare Arrhythmias: Do You Know What to Look for?


* Cardiorenal Syndrome: The Discord Between the Heart and Kidney Relationship


* Mobilizing Nurses to Reduce Hypertension Burden


* Diabetes Care Management: Get With the Guidelines


* Reflecting on Well-being: Focus on the Health of Nurses



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Members of PCNA provide the vital support necessary to fulfill our mission of promoting nurses as leaders in cardiovascular disease prevention and management. We now have 2 levels of getting involved with PCNA. If you are interested in dipping your toe in and volunteering some of your time to PCNA, complete our Volunteer Form. If you are interested in making a bigger commitment and becoming a PCNA leader, fill out the Leadership Form.


Many people volunteer because it makes them feel good to give back to their profession. We would love to work with you! Learn more at



The 2022 Global Cardiovascular Nursing Forum (GCNLF) Meeting was held in Copenhagen this year, where we welcomed 23 participants from 11 different countries. Laura Hayman, PhD, RN, FAAN, FAHA, kicked off the meeting with the history of GCNLF, including our accomplishments and goals. Sidney C. Smith, MD, spoke on the importance of implementation and collaboration among nurses as they are the largest discipline managing cardiovascular disease. Michelle Acorn, DNP, NP PHC/Adult, MN/ACNP, BScN/PHCNP, FCAN, GCNC, presented on the importance of advocacy within the nursing field, including mental health awareness for nurses and the impacts of the socioeconomic welfare of nurses.


The attendees split into breakout groups to identify challenges and opportunities for nurses to improve prevention and management of cardiovascular disease at the global level and how GCNLF can partner seize these opportunities. Some themes to come out of these discussions include the following:


* The variation of nursing expertise, education, and training across countries and the need for strategies to reconcile these differences.


* Harnessing the power of nurses to advocate for themselves and for cardiovascular health, stroke prevention, and management.


* Meaningful collaboration among liaison organizations is essential.


* The need for a strong focus on implementation into practice.


* Importance of emphasizing and growing nurses as leaders.



The 2022 meeting was the sixth gathering of the GCNLF and continues its mission of engaging and mobilizing an international community of nurse leaders to promote the prevention of cardiovascular disease and stroke worldwide.



Learn from clinicians, including those in hypertrophic cardiomyopathy centers of excellence, in these 2 short videos about hypertrophic cardiomyopathy diagnosis and management. Faculty share how to work with patients, their families, and colleagues to effectively diagnose, manage, and improve patient outcomes. Watch the videos at



With more than 6.5 million Americans affected by heart failure,1 it is paramount that clinicians stay updated on guidelines-directed medical therapies and their application in clinical practice. The PCNA's third annual Heart Failure Summit involved the latest updates to HF management and the interconnectedness of heart failure and cardiometabolic disorders. Participants learned about the latest guidelines for heart failure disease management, strategies to reduce hospital readmission, impacts of social determinants of health, combination therapy, and the benefits of cardiac rehabilitation programs. Watch the recorded sessions by faculty members Christina Craigo, MSN, ACNP, AACC, and Anita Rich, DNP, RN, CHFN, CDCES, on PCNA's online learning system at



Clinical trials provide information on new ways to prevent, detect, or treat cardiovascular and other diseases-and the more diverse the trial participants, the better the results for all our patients. Learn more about strategies you can use to help increase the representation of women and underrepresented groups in clinical trials in a recent article found at



This podcast of the PCNA covers a wide range of topics for the cardiovascular nursing professional and their cardiovascular colleagues. Recent episodes include advocacy and nursing, stroke risk factors and prevention, and hypertension. New episodes are released on the first, third, and fifth Tuesday each month-and are perfect to listen to in the car, at the gym, at home, or wherever you have a few moments to listen. Find episodes wherever you listen to podcasts, and at




1. White-Williams C, Rossi LP, Bittner VA, et alOn behalf of the American Heart Association Council on Cardiovascular and Stroke Nursing; Council on Clinical Cardiology; and Council on Epidemiology and Prevention. Addressing social determinants of health in the care of patients with heart failure: a scientific statement from the American Heart Association. Circulation. 2020;141:e841-e863. doi:. [Context Link]