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High serum antibody levels to Porphyromonas gingivalis predict myocardial infarction.

Authors
  • Pussinen, Pirkko J
  • Alfthan, Georg
  • Tuomilehto, Jaakko
  • Asikainen, Sirkka
  • Jousilahti, Pekka
Type
Published Article
Journal
European journal of cardiovascular prevention and rehabilitation : official journal of the European Society of Cardiology, Working Groups on Epidemiology & Prevention and Cardiac Rehabilitation and Exercise Physiology
Publication Date
Oct 01, 2004
Volume
11
Issue
5
Pages
408–411
Identifiers
PMID: 15616414
Source
Medline
License
Unknown

Abstract

The study provides serological evidence that an infection caused by the periodontal pathogen, P. gingivalis, increases the risk for MI.

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