Effect of antihypertensive therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on chronic periodontitis: a case-control study.

@article{Rodrigues2016EffectOA,
  title={Effect of antihypertensive therapy with angiotensin-converting enzyme inhibitors on chronic periodontitis: a case-control study.},
  author={Marta Cristine F{\'e}lix Rodrigues and Davi da Silva Barbirato and Ronir Raggio Luiz and Julio Scharfstein and Gil F Salles and Eduardo Jorge Feres-Filho},
  journal={Oral diseases},
  year={2016},
  volume={22 8},
  pages={791-796}
}
BACKGROUND Angiotensin-converting enzyme (ACE) downregulates the activity of bradykinin, a potent proinflammatory and immunostimulatory peptide liberated from an internal portion of kininogens. Here, we asked whether periodontitis is worsened in patients under antihypertensive treatment with ACE inhibitors. METHODS Periodontal parameters were recorded… CONTINUE READING