CHD and periodontitis
This article was originally published in The Tan Sheet
There is a "strong and statistically significant association between periodontal pathogen burden" and coronary heart disease, according to a case-controlled study in the Archives of Internal Medicine March 13. The study included 263 patients with confirmed, stable CHD and 526 matched controls, Axel Spahr, DDS, University of Ulm Medical Center, Germany, et al., state. Main outcome measures included total periodontal pathogen burden, number of the various periodontal pathogens and study participants' need for periodontal treatment...
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