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Association between periodontal care and hospitalization with acute myocardial infarction (August 2022 Article 3)
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JADA August 2022

Each year there are 800,000 myocardial infarctions in the United States. There is an increased risk of hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI) for those with periodontal disease. Yet, there is a paucity of knowledge about downstream care of AMI and how this varies with periodontal care status. The authors’ aim was to examine the association between periodontal care and AMI hospitalization and 30 days after acute care.

Readmission; cardiologists; cardiovascular diseases; periodontal diseases; health status; intensive care units; dentists; oral health care; post–acute care.

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