Endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic periodontitis and its improvement after initial periodontal therapy.

@article{Mercanolu2004EndothelialDI,
  title={Endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic periodontitis and its improvement after initial periodontal therapy.},
  author={Fehmi Mercanoğlu and H{\"u}seyin Oflaz and Og{\"u}n Oz and Aslan Yasar G{\"o}kbuget and Hakan Gençhellaç and Murat Sezer and Yilmaz Nişanci and Sabahattin Umman},
  journal={Journal of periodontology},
  year={2004},
  volume={75 12},
  pages={1694-700}
}
BACKGROUND Recent epidemiological data suggested that there is a relationship between periodontal health and atherosclerotic coronary heart disease. Although hypothetical models were proposed, the exact mechanism of this association has not been clarified. The aim of this study is to investigate whether there is an endothelial dysfunction in patients with chronic periodontitis and, if present, whether recovery is possible with therapy. METHODS The study groups consisted of 28 patients (mean… CONTINUE READING