Dental Care May Not Increase Risk for Second Vascular Events

Posted on October 9, 2013

Patients may not need to delay dental procedures after vascular events such as heart attacks, researchers report in an article published in the November issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association, according to Medscape Today.

 

Daniel Skaar, DDS, MBA, assistant professor, Developmental and Surgical Sciences, School of Dentistry, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis, and colleagues analyzed records of 50,329 Medicare patients and found that those who had a vascular event closely followed by a dental procedure were no more likely to have a second vascular procedure than those who delayed the dentistry.

 

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