Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease

Rai, B.; Kaur, J.; Jain, R.K. and Anand, S.C. (2009) Periodontal disease and coronary heart disease. JK Science, 11 (4). pp. 194-195. ISSN 0972-1177

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The epidemiological cohort randomized studies have demonstrated an association between periodontal disease and coronary heart disease. The study was conducted on 241 subjects with verified CHD from a Department of Cardiology and 50 subject without CHD from Govt. Dental College PGIMS, Rohtak. Information on diabetic states, smoking habits, alcohol consumption and lipid profile was obtained. Full month probing depth, clinical loss of attachment and bleeding on probing was performed.The CHD group had a significantly higher probing depth, clinical loss of attachment and bleeding on probing while lipid profile become opposite as compared to non-CHD group. Clinical loss of attachment increase with risk factors such as smoking, alcoholism, male,increasing age, triglycerides and HDL-C levels. The present study showed a positive association between periodontal disease&CHD in agreement with previous studies.

EPrint Type:Article
Additional Information:Original Article
Uncontrolled Keywords:Periodontal Disease, Cardiovascular Disease, Coronary Heart Disease, Smoking, Alcohol, Lipid Profile, Bleeding
Subjects:Persons > Patients
-Journal Repositories > JK Science
Behavior and Behavior Mechanisms > Behavior
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases > Myocardial Ischemia > Coronary Disease
Stomatognathic Diseases > Mouth Diseases > Periodontal Diseases
Cardiovascular Diseases > Heart Diseases
ID Code:3415
Deposited By:JK Science: Journal of Medical Education and Research
Deposited On:29 October 2009

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