Table 2

Comparing side of IE and drug use

Right IELeft IEIE both sidesTotal
Opioid Only47 (69%)17 (25%)4 (6%)68
Stimulant Only11 (46%)11 (46%)2 (8%)24
Total5828692
  • Relative to opioid-only users, stimulant-only users were 1.75 (95% CI 1.05 to 2.93; p=0.031) times as likely to have a left or bilateral IE, as opposed to a right IE.

  • Relative to opioid-only users, stimulant-only users were 1.88 (95% CI 1.05 to 3.37; p=0.034) times as likely to have a left IE, as opposed to a right IE.

  • IE, infective endocarditis.