Characteristics of periodontal microflora in acute myocardial infarction.


DOGAN B., BUDUNELI E. , EMINGIL G. , Atilla G. , AKILLI A. , ANTINHEIMO J., ...More

Journal of periodontology, vol.76, no.5, pp.740-8, 2005 (Journal Indexed in SCI Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 76 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2005
  • Doi Number: 10.1902/jop.2005.76.5.740
  • Title of Journal : Journal of periodontology
  • Page Numbers: pp.740-8

Abstract

Background: Periodontitis has been linked to increased risk of cardiovascular diseases. Systemic reactions associated with cardiovascular events may depend on characteristics of the subgingival microflora in periodontitis. Our objectives were to compare the numbers of cultivable bacteria, composition of subgingival microflora and clonal distribution of Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans (A. actinomycetemcomitans) in two groups of patients with generalized chronic periodontitis (GCP), one with an acute myocardial infarction (AMI-GCP) and the other one without AMI (non-AMI-GCP).