Revista Habanera de Ciencias Médicas
versión On-line ISSN 1729-519X
FUERTES RUFIN, Liscary et al. Evidences that show the connection between periodontal diseases and cardiovascular diseases. Rev haban cienc méd [online]. 2008, vol.7, n.4, pp. 0-0. ISSN 1729-519X.
Periodontal and cardiovascular diseases are both very common diseases in Cuban population. In periodontal diseases, inflammatory events end with the destruction or the tissues surrounding the teeth. As well as in cardiovascular diseases, the inflammatory process plays a main role in the development and rupture of atheromatose plaques. By means of this revision, the possible absorption mechanisms in both diseases are explained and updated evidences back up this association. Observational studies and metanalysis show this consistently modest event, which is significant statistically in cardiovascular risk among people who have these conditions. These discoveries back up the hypothesis that both exposition to periodontal diseases, may predispose atherogenesis by means of bacterial effects directly over platelets, auto immune response, invasion and/or capitation of the bacteria, auto immune response, invasion or capitation of bacteria in endothelium cells and macrophages and similar endocrine effects in proinflamatory mediators.
Palabras llave : Cardiovascular disease; periodontal disease; atherosclerosis.