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Substance Use Disorder Raises Risk Of Death After Valve Surgery For Heart Infection

News | December 9, 2019

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People with substance use disorder were 2.41 times more likely to die after undergoing valve surgery for endocarditis than people without substance use disorder. In a group of 228 people who had this operation, 86 died. The mortality rate at six months to five years after the surgery among those with substance use disorder was…

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