Periodontal infections and cardiovascular disease--how strong is the association?

@article{Armitage2000PeriodontalIA,
  title={Periodontal infections and cardiovascular disease--how strong is the association?},
  author={Gary C Armitage},
  journal={Oral diseases},
  year={2000},
  volume={6 6},
  pages={335-50}
}
In the past decade there has been renewed interest in the old hypothesis that infections increase the risk of developing cardiovascular disease and stroke. There is now a convincing body of evidence that atherosclerosis has a major inflammatory component and is much more than the simple vascular accumulation of lipids. Infectious agents that have been linked to an increased risk of coronary heart disease (CHD) include Chlamydia pneumoniae, Helicobacter pylori, cytomegalovirus, and herpesviruses… CONTINUE READING