Periodontitis: A future risk of acute coronary syndrome? A follow-up study over 3 years

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  • O. O
  • T. P
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Background: Periodontitis has been associated with cardiovascular disease. We assess if the recurrence of acute coronary syndrome (ACS) could be predicted by preceding medical and periodontal conditions. Methods: A total of 165 consecutive subjects with ACS and 159 medically healthy, matched control subjects were examined and followed for 3 years. Periodontitis was defined by alveolar bone loss. Subgingival microbial samples were studied by the checkerboard DNA-DNA hybridization method. Results: The recurrence of ACS was found in 66 of 165 (40.0%) subjects, and a first ACS event was found in seven of 159 (4.4%) subjects among baseline control subjects. Subjects who later had a second ACS event were older (P

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  • *acute coronary syndrome/et [Etiology]
  • *periodontitis/co [Complication]
  • C reactive protein/an [Drug Analysis]
  • adult
  • age
  • aged
  • alveolar bone loss/co [Complication]
  • article
  • bacterial DNA/an [Drug Analysis]
  • bacterium
  • blood
  • case control study
  • cholesterol
  • classification
  • cohort analysis
  • comparative study
  • creatinine
  • female
  • follow up
  • forecasting
  • glycosylated hemoglobin/an [Drug Analysis]
  • high density lipoprotein
  • human
  • leukocyte count
  • low density lipoprotein
  • male
  • microbiology
  • middle aged
  • nucleic acid hybridization
  • potassium
  • recurrent disease
  • risk factor
  • sodium

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  • Renvert S.

  • Ohlsson O.

  • Pettersson T.

  • Persson G.R.

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