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Increase in serious heart infections linked to heroin, opioid abuse

Timothy Endy, MD (photo by Kathleen Paice Froio)

Timothy Endy, MD (photo by Kathleen Paice Froio)

The epidemics of opioid and heroin abuse have killed many people, but using these drugs can also cause a variety of medical problems including life-threatening infections. Timothy Endy, MD, professor and chair of microbiology and immunology at Upstate and an expert in infectious disease, tells about an increase in the number of cases of endocarditis, a type of heart infection. He also shares a personal story about how addiction has affected his family and a charity they helped establish at www.road2recoverycny.com

 

 

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