Doubts about link to strokes
from Registered Dental Hygenist
The European Society of Cardiology, in examining the perio/cardio link concluded that even though there is a statistically significant epidemiological association between periodontal and cardiovascular disease, including strokes, there is no compelling evidence that periodontal intervention will influence cardiac health. They also emphasized that research should continue to clarify the role of various biologic factors in the pathogenesis of cardiovascular disease when periodontal disease is present. In addition, they stated a worthwhile goal should be to promote periodontal health to possibly improve cardiovascular health.
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