Jackson, Elizabeth A
Allen, Kathleen E
Ostfeld, Robert J
Freeman, Andrew M
Fleisher, Kenneth E
JournalAmerican Journal of Preventive Cardiology
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AbstractPeriodontal disease (PD) is common in the US and globally. Evidence suggests that poor oral health is associated with atherosclerotic cardiovascular disease (ASCVD); however, this relationship has not been a major focus in clinical cardiology. This manuscript will review the growing evidence linking PD to ASCVD, including pathophysiologic mechanisms and coexistent risk factors. Public health considerations with a focus on disparities, social determinants, preventive strategies, and a call to action to reduce the burden of coincident ASCVD and PD are also reviewed.
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Identifier to cite or link to this itemhttp://hdl.handle.net/10713/16806