Periodontitis and CVD: What Is the Link?

W. Steven Pray; Joshua J. Pray


US Pharmacist. 2005;30(2):16-22. 

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Does Periodontitis Cause CAD?

CAD is the top cause of morbidity and mortality around the world. Researchers examined 50 patients, allowing a dentist and cardiologists to blindly score their pantomographic oral x-rays and coronary angiograms.[11] After controlling for known CAD risk factors such as age, smoking, blood lipids, body mass, hypertension, and diabetes, an association remained between periodontal disease and coronary atheromatosis.


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