The association of chronic apical periodontitis and endodontic therapy with atherosclerosis

@inproceedings{Petersen2013TheAO,
  title={The association of chronic apical periodontitis and endodontic therapy with atherosclerosis},
  author={Johannes A. Petersen and Eva-Maria Gla{\ss}l and Parinaz Nasseri and Adriano Giacomo Crismani and Anna Katharina Luger and Elisabeth Schoenherr and Kristina Bertl and Bernhard Glodny},
  booktitle={Clinical Oral Investigations},
  year={2013}
}
ObjectivesChronic apical periodontitis (CAP) appears to be a risk factor for coronary heart disease. The aims of the study were to estimate the significance of AP for the atherosclerotic burden and to examine the potential effect of endodontic treatment.Materials and methodsThe whole-body computed tomography (CT) examinations of 531 patients with a mean age of 50 ± 15.7 years were evaluated retrospectively. The atherosclerotic burden of the abdominal aorta was quantified using a calcium scoring… CONTINUE READING

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