In some ways, managing your heart condition during a pandemic stays the same. For example, just as you did before the COVID-19 outbreak, keep up with heart-healthy habits, manage stress and don’t stop any medications without talking with your care team.
But to avoid exposure to COVID-19 or help reduce its spread, you'll need to stay 6 feet away from people who aren't in your household and limit contact with others, wear a mask when in public, and take advantage of telemedicine for virtual visits.
Also, it's a good idea to have essential supplies, food and medications on hand. Of course, these recommendations may change over time depending on the rise and fall of COVID-19 in your area.
Keep reading this section to find more tips on how to stay heart strong and healthy during the COVID-19 pandemic.