Dental caries, periodontal disease, and cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling older persons aged 80 and older: is there a link?

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Dental caries, periodontal disease, and cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling older persons aged 80 and older: is there a link? / Holm-Pedersen, Poul; Avlund, Kirsten; Morse, Douglas E; Stoltze, Kaj; Katz, Ralph V; Viitanen, Matti; Winblad, Bengt.

In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, Vol. 53, No. 3, 2005, p. 430-7.

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Holm-Pedersen, P, Avlund, K, Morse, DE, Stoltze, K, Katz, RV, Viitanen, M & Winblad, B 2005, 'Dental caries, periodontal disease, and cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling older persons aged 80 and older: is there a link?', Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, vol. 53, no. 3, pp. 430-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53160.x

APA

Holm-Pedersen, P., Avlund, K., Morse, D. E., Stoltze, K., Katz, R. V., Viitanen, M., & Winblad, B. (2005). Dental caries, periodontal disease, and cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling older persons aged 80 and older: is there a link? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society, 53(3), 430-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53160.x

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Holm-Pedersen P, Avlund K, Morse DE, Stoltze K, Katz RV, Viitanen M et al. Dental caries, periodontal disease, and cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling older persons aged 80 and older: is there a link? Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2005;53(3):430-7. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53160.x

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Holm-Pedersen, Poul ; Avlund, Kirsten ; Morse, Douglas E ; Stoltze, Kaj ; Katz, Ralph V ; Viitanen, Matti ; Winblad, Bengt. / Dental caries, periodontal disease, and cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling older persons aged 80 and older: is there a link?. In: Journal of the American Geriatrics Society. 2005 ; Vol. 53, No. 3. pp. 430-7.

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title = "Dental caries, periodontal disease, and cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling older persons aged 80 and older: is there a link?",
abstract = "OBJECTIVES: To examine whether caries or periodontitis is associated with cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling people aged 80 and older. SETTING: Urban, community-based population in Stockholm, Sweden. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible persons were identified through the Kungsholmen Project, which is an ongoing, longitudinal, population-based study of the oldest old. The present study included 125 dentate individuals. MEASUREMENTS: Data from interviews, a medical examination, and an oral examination. The assessment of cardiac arrhythmia was based on a clinical examination by a physician or the Stockholm Inpatient Register. Active root caries, active coronal caries, and periodontitis were assessed using previously defined National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research diagnostic criteria. RESULTS: The primary finding of the multivariate logistic regression analysis was that persons with three or more active root caries lesions had more than twice the odds of cardiac arrhythmias than persons without active root caries. The results did not notably change after adjusting for age, medications that reduce saliva, and number of teeth. Persons with one to two active coronal caries lesions had 2.8 times higher odds (95{\%} confidence interval=1.1-7.0) of arrhythmia than persons without active coronal caries, but there was no greater risk for persons with three or more coronal caries lesions. There was no association between periodontal disease and arrhythmia. CONCLUSION: The findings indicate that there may be a link between active root caries and cardiac arrhythmias in the oldest old. Nevertheless, although a biological pathway is not obvious, it is plausible that both are simply markers of declining general health. The results suggest the need for further study of these relationships.",
author = "Poul Holm-Pedersen and Kirsten Avlund and Morse, {Douglas E} and Kaj Stoltze and Katz, {Ralph V} and Matti Viitanen and Bengt Winblad",
note = "Keywords: Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Arrhythmias, Cardiac; Chronic Disease; Dental Caries; Female; Geriatrics; Humans; Logistic Models; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Periodontal Diseases; Sweden; Urban Population",
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T1 - Dental caries, periodontal disease, and cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling older persons aged 80 and older: is there a link?

AU - Holm-Pedersen, Poul

AU - Avlund, Kirsten

AU - Morse, Douglas E

AU - Stoltze, Kaj

AU - Katz, Ralph V

AU - Viitanen, Matti

AU - Winblad, Bengt

N1 - Keywords: Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Arrhythmias, Cardiac; Chronic Disease; Dental Caries; Female; Geriatrics; Humans; Logistic Models; Longitudinal Studies; Male; Periodontal Diseases; Sweden; Urban Population

PY - 2005

Y1 - 2005

N2 - OBJECTIVES: To examine whether caries or periodontitis is associated with cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling people aged 80 and older. SETTING: Urban, community-based population in Stockholm, Sweden. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible persons were identified through the Kungsholmen Project, which is an ongoing, longitudinal, population-based study of the oldest old. The present study included 125 dentate individuals. MEASUREMENTS: Data from interviews, a medical examination, and an oral examination. The assessment of cardiac arrhythmia was based on a clinical examination by a physician or the Stockholm Inpatient Register. Active root caries, active coronal caries, and periodontitis were assessed using previously defined National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research diagnostic criteria. RESULTS: The primary finding of the multivariate logistic regression analysis was that persons with three or more active root caries lesions had more than twice the odds of cardiac arrhythmias than persons without active root caries. The results did not notably change after adjusting for age, medications that reduce saliva, and number of teeth. Persons with one to two active coronal caries lesions had 2.8 times higher odds (95% confidence interval=1.1-7.0) of arrhythmia than persons without active coronal caries, but there was no greater risk for persons with three or more coronal caries lesions. There was no association between periodontal disease and arrhythmia. CONCLUSION: The findings indicate that there may be a link between active root caries and cardiac arrhythmias in the oldest old. Nevertheless, although a biological pathway is not obvious, it is plausible that both are simply markers of declining general health. The results suggest the need for further study of these relationships.

AB - OBJECTIVES: To examine whether caries or periodontitis is associated with cardiac arrhythmias in community-dwelling people aged 80 and older. SETTING: Urban, community-based population in Stockholm, Sweden. DESIGN: Cross-sectional. PARTICIPANTS: Eligible persons were identified through the Kungsholmen Project, which is an ongoing, longitudinal, population-based study of the oldest old. The present study included 125 dentate individuals. MEASUREMENTS: Data from interviews, a medical examination, and an oral examination. The assessment of cardiac arrhythmia was based on a clinical examination by a physician or the Stockholm Inpatient Register. Active root caries, active coronal caries, and periodontitis were assessed using previously defined National Institute of Dental and Craniofacial Research diagnostic criteria. RESULTS: The primary finding of the multivariate logistic regression analysis was that persons with three or more active root caries lesions had more than twice the odds of cardiac arrhythmias than persons without active root caries. The results did not notably change after adjusting for age, medications that reduce saliva, and number of teeth. Persons with one to two active coronal caries lesions had 2.8 times higher odds (95% confidence interval=1.1-7.0) of arrhythmia than persons without active coronal caries, but there was no greater risk for persons with three or more coronal caries lesions. There was no association between periodontal disease and arrhythmia. CONCLUSION: The findings indicate that there may be a link between active root caries and cardiac arrhythmias in the oldest old. Nevertheless, although a biological pathway is not obvious, it is plausible that both are simply markers of declining general health. The results suggest the need for further study of these relationships.

U2 - 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53160.x

DO - 10.1111/j.1532-5415.2005.53160.x

M3 - Journal article

C2 - 15743285

VL - 53

SP - 430

EP - 437

JO - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

JF - Journal of the American Geriatrics Society

SN - 0002-8614

IS - 3

ER -

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