The effects of periodontal therapy on vascular endothelial function: A pilot trial

The effects of periodontal therapy on vascular endothelial function: A pilot trial Background Chronic periodontal infection is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Although the mechanism responsible for the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular events is not fully understood, it is hypothesized that the chronic inflammatory burden of periodontal disease may lead to impaired functioning of the vascular endothelium. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png American Heart Journal Elsevier

The effects of periodontal therapy on vascular endothelial function: A pilot trial

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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.2005.10.002
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Abstract

Background Chronic periodontal infection is associated with an increased risk of coronary heart disease. Although the mechanism responsible for the relationship between periodontal disease and cardiovascular events is not fully understood, it is hypothesized that the chronic inflammatory burden of periodontal disease may lead to impaired functioning of the vascular endothelium.

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American Heart JournalElsevier

Published: Jan 1, 2006

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