Living with Endocarditis

Living with Endocarditis can be quite a challenge, though you can take a few steps to make it easier.

  • Get an Endocarditis wallet card from the American Heart Association. Print cards are also available through their websites.
  • Keep your family doctor and other healthcare providers you interact with informed about your problem, so that in case you are taken to a hospital, they know what steps need to be taken.
  • Let your family, friends, relatives, colleagues and other close associates know that you are suffering from Endocarditis. Also make them aware of the doctors they need to inform, in case there in an emergency.
  • Follow a healthy diet which promotes better heart health. This means that you should eat small, frequent meals that are high in nutrition, but low in fat and cholesterol
  • Stay away from illegal drugs, alcohol, cigarettes and other tobacco-containing products completely.
There is a lot of information on Endocarditis easily available through various resources. However, in case you’d like to know more about the condition, it is best for you to get in touch with your doctor about it.