Posts Tagged ‘periodontal disease’

October 3rd, 2013

News From Our ‘Statin Civilization’: High-Dose Statins Found to Reduce Gum Disease Inflammation

In addition to their well-known benefits in heart disease, high-dose statins appear to reduce gum inflammation caused by periodontal disease, a new report published in the Journal of the American College of Cardiology shows. The findings offer more evidence that heart disease and gum disease may be linked, and also help support the view that statins achieve at least […]

April 18th, 2012

AHA: No Convincing Evidence That Periodontal Disease Causes CV Disease

Demonstrating once again that association and causation should not be confused, the American Heart Association today published a scientific statement in Circulation asserting that there is no convincing evidence showing that periodontal disease causes cardiovascular (CV) disease or that treating periodontal disease will reduce CV disease risk. The statement does not rule out the possibility that periodontal […]

October 19th, 2010

Study Finds Link Between Invasive Dental Treatments and CV Events

A new study adds to the evidence linking periodontal disease to cardiovascular events, suggesting a common basis in acute inflammation. In a report in the Annals of Internal Medicine, Caroline Minassian and colleagues analyzed a Medicaid database of 1175 patients discharged with ischemic stroke or MI who had received invasive dental treatment. They observed a […]