Oral Infections and Cardiovascular Disease

Oral Bacteria in Cardiovascular Diseases

Author(s): Ingar Olsen

Pp: 35-44 (10)

DOI: 10.2174/978160805232511101010035

* (Excluding Mailing and Handling)


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.

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