Stephen J. Schueler, M.D.

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Acute Myocarditis Home Care

Home care for myocarditis includes:

  • Stop smoking.
  • Avoid exposure to secondary smoke.
  • Avoid alcohol
  • Eat a healthy heart diet:
  • Follow an exercise plan developed with your doctor.
  • Measure your weight every day:
    • Keep a log of your results.
  • If you have high blood pressure:
    • Learn how to take your blood pressure.
    • Check your blood pressure every day.
    • Keep a blood pressure diary.
  • If you have diabetes:
    • Check your blood sugar every day.
    • Keep a log of your results.
  • Learn how to take your own pulse.
  • Take prescribed medications as directed:
    • Don't skip doses of your medication. This makes them less effective.
    • Be aware of the common side effects that may be caused by your medication.

Acute Myocarditis Warning Signs

Notify your doctor if you have myocarditis and any of the following:

Continue to Acute Myocarditis Complications

Last Updated: Mar 14, 2011 References
Authors: Stephen J. Schueler, MD; John H. Beckett, MD; D. Scott Gettings, MD
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