Oral Infections and Cardiovascular Disease

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of current knowledge about research in oral infections and their association with cardiovascular diseases. Several epidemiological, clinical and other ...
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Oral Bacteria in Cardiovascular Diseases

Pp. 35-44 (10)

Ingar Olsen

Abstract

The present chapter focuses on oral bacteria detected in cardiovascular diseases. It starts describing the diversity of the bacterial flora in the mouth and in the blood stream, invasion of bacteria in coronary artery cells, bacteria of coronary artery walls, bacteria of atheromas/atherosclerotic lesions, bacteria of aneurysms, and bacteria in aortic valve stenosis and infective endocarditis. The review ends with concluding remarks on the possible significance of oral bacteria in cardiovascular diseases.

Affiliation:

University of Oslo, Oslo, Norway.