Periodontal treatment improves endothelial dysfunction in patients with severe periodontitis

Periodontal treatment improves endothelial dysfunction in patients with severe periodontitis Background Because epidemiological studies provide evidence that periodontal infections are associated with an increased risk of progression of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, we postulated that endothelial dysfunction, a critical element in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, would be present in patients with periodontal disease. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Heart Journal Elsevier

Periodontal treatment improves endothelial dysfunction in patients with severe periodontitis

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Elsevier
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Copyright © 2005 Mosby, Inc.
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0002-8703
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10.1016/j.ahj.2004.09.059
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Background Because epidemiological studies provide evidence that periodontal infections are associated with an increased risk of progression of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease, we postulated that endothelial dysfunction, a critical element in the pathogenesis of atherosclerosis, would be present in patients with periodontal disease.

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American Heart JournalElsevier

Published: Jun 1, 2005

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