Title

Getting to the heart of the opioid crisis: Infective endocarditis

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

8-1-2022

Abstract

ABSTRACT: Infective endocarditis is a potentially fatal infection of the endocardium or valves that can result from IV drug abuse. This article describes a patient with infective endocarditis masked by opioid abuse withdrawal symptoms. This challenging presentation brings to the forefront the need for clinicians to be aware of and understand the changing risk factors and demographics of patients with nonspecific infective endocarditis.

Publication Title

JAAPA : official journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants

Volume

35

Issue

8

First Page

26

Last Page

30

PubMed ID

35881714

Comments

This article was published in Journal of the American Academy of Physician Assistants, Volume 35, Issue 8.

The published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1097/01.jaa.0000824936.01689.ed.

Copyright © 2022 American Academy of Physician Associates.

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