Perio Cardio

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  1. What is the leading cause of death in the United states? And how many people does it affect?
    • Heart disease
    • 60 million
  2. List 7 predisposing factors for cardiovascular disease
    • smoking
    • obesity
    • high BP
    • diabetes
    • sedentary lifestyle
    • periodontal disease
  3. What is one of the most susceptible organs for bacteria traveling in the blood stream (from oral bacteria) to affect?
    the heart
  4. Oral bacteria affects the heart when it enters the blood stream, because it attaches to fatty plaques in the coronary arteries and contributes to what?
    clot formation
  5. What disease is characterized by thickening of the walls of the coronary arteries due to the build up of fatty proteins?
    coronary artery disease
  6. People with perio disease are __________ as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease as those without it.
  7. Endotoxins from bacteria and dental plaque trigger an increases release of __________________ _______________ from T cells in susceptible patients.
    inflammatory mediators
  8. Patients with what 3 heart conditions may require antibiotics before dental treatment?
    • rheumatic fever
    • mitral valve prolapse
    • heart murmer
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Perio Cardio
2011-11-22 14:16:22

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