Radiographic assessment of dental health in middle-aged men following sudden cardiac death.

@article{Karhunen2006RadiographicAO,
  title={Radiographic assessment of dental health in middle-aged men following sudden cardiac death.},
  author={Vesa Karhunen and Helena Forss and Sirkka Goebeler and Heini Sisko Annamari Huhtala and Erkki Ilveskoski and Olli A. Kajander and Jussi Mikkelsson and Antti Penttil{\"a} and Markus Perola and Helena Meri Ranta and Jukka H Meurman and Pekka J. Karhunen},
  journal={Journal of dental research},
  year={2006},
  volume={85 1},
  pages={89-93}
}
Poor oral health has been suggested to be a risk factor for myocardial infarction. To study if dental pathology might predispose to pre-hospital sudden cardiac death, and using a sum index of panoramic tomography findings, we compared the oral health of middle-aged (33-69 yrs) male victims (Helsinki Sudden Death Study) of sudden cardiac death (n = 117) with that of controls, who died of non-cardiac diseases (n = 63) or suffered unnatural sudden death (n = 120). The mean number of teeth was 15.2… CONTINUE READING