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Avances en Periodoncia e Implantología Oral

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CASTRO LARA, J.; IBERO SAGASTIBELZA, I.  and  BASCONES MARTINEZ, A.. ¿Es la enfermedad periodontal un factor de riesgo para las enfermedades cardiovasculares? (I): Etiopatogenia y ensayos clínicos. Avances en Periodoncia [online]. 2001, vol.13, n.2, pp.65-75. ISSN 2340-3209.

The purpose of the next two papers is to analyze the differents studies in the literature about the association between periodontal disease (PD) and cardiovascular disease (CVD) with the objetive of answer, from the evidence, the question of if the PD can be a factor which increase the probability of apparition of atherosclerosis. The conclusion of this paper is that the PD may be a risk factor for CVD but yet is necessary more studies to conclude a causal evidence.

Keywords : Periodontal disease; cardiovascular disease; coronary heart disease; infection; inflammation; risk factors.

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