Periodontitis and CVD: What Is the Link?

W. Steven Pray; Joshua J. Pray

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US Pharmacist. 2005;30(2):16-22. 

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Does Periodontitis Cause Stroke?

Stroke is one type of CVD. Investigators studied 173 patients who had had strokes and discovered that 41.3% were seropositive for A. actinomycetemcomitans, as compared to only 29.3% of a control group.[4] Seropositivity to P. gingivalis was 79.7% in stroke patients versus 70.2% in those without stroke history. They concluded that patients with periodontal disease would be 1.6 times more likely to experience stroke.

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