Association between periodontal pathogens and risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction.

  title={Association between periodontal pathogens and risk of nonfatal myocardial infarction.},
  author={Oelisoa Mireille Andriankaja and Maurizio Trevisan and Karen L. Falkner and Joan Dorn and Kathleen M. Hovey and Sreenivasa Sarikonda and T{\^a}nia Regina Tozetto Mendoza and Robert J. Genco},
  journal={Community dentistry and oral epidemiology},
  volume={39 2},
BACKGROUND The direct effect of periodontal pathogens on atherosclerotic plaque development has been suggested as a potential mechanism for the observed association between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease, but few studies have tested this theory. OBJECTIVES (i) To assess the association of periodontal pathogens in periodontal pockets with the risk of myocardial infarction (MI) and (ii) to assess whether an increase in the number of periodontal bacterial species increases the… CONTINUE READING


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