Surgical treatment of patients with infective endocarditis due to drug use: National burden and unique clinical challenges

Arnar Geirsson, Yale University

Presentation: 48:57



  • Global impact of Illicit drug use
  • Opioid epidemic in the USA
  • Association of illicit drug use to infective endocarditis
  • Unique issues related to valve surgery in IDU-IE (medical, surgical, socioeconomic, ethical)