Oral infections and cardiovascular disease.


Oral infections are the most common diseases of mankind. Numerous reports have implicated oral infections, particularly periodontitis, as a risk factor for atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (CVD). In this review we examine the epidemiology and biologic plausibility of this association with an emphasis on oral bacteria and inflammation. Longitudinal… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.tem.2015.03.001


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@article{Kholy2015OralIA, title={Oral infections and cardiovascular disease.}, author={K. H. El - Kholy and Robert J. Genco and Thomas E Van Dyke}, journal={Trends in endocrinology and metabolism: TEM}, year={2015}, volume={26 6}, pages={315-21} }