Discharge recommendation is heavily dependent on patient presentation and their presence of high-risk features. If the patient does not have high-risk features (e.g. fever,
large pericardial effusion, cardiac tamponade,
acute trauma, oral anticoagulation, NSAID
therapy failure, elevated troponin level,
relapsing pericarditis), and is cleared by hospital, then it is recommended she enter outpatient treatment (Khandaker et al., 2010). From here, she can begin focusing on exercises of higher intensity and functionality.