¿Existen relación entre enfermedad cardiovascular y periodontitis?

  1. Tejerina Lobo, J. Mª.
  2. Cuesta Frechoso, S.
  3. Menéndez Collar, M.
  4. Sicilia Felechosa, A.
Avances en periodoncia e implantología oral

ISSN: 1699-6585

Year of publication: 2003

Volume: 15

Issue: 3

Pages: 113-119

Type: Article

DOI: 10.4321/S1699-65852003000300002 DIALNET GOOGLE SCHOLAR lock_openOpen access editor

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The infectious theory to explain atherosclerosis has allowed researchers to advance quickly on the knowledge about pathogenia of cardiovascular disease. Even more, the concept of coronary disease as an inflammatory disease has developed new pathways for investigating the ischaemic cardiac. Recent investigations suggest that the use of inflammatory markers may help for early detecting patients who present high risk of cardiovascular strokes appearance. Also, epidemiological essays have revealed that periodontitis is a risk factor for cardiovascular disease to develop. Periodontitis is a source of bacterias or their wastes, and provoke a hyperinflammatory response on the hostage, liberating cytokines for long periods. Due to chronicity of both cardiovascular and periodontal disease, they may have some similar ethilogycal ways.