Coronary artery disease happens when plaque builds up in the blood vessels that supply blood to the heart. Lifestyle choices like diet can increase the risk for coronary artery disease. A recent study suggests that eating a diet high in refined grains may increase the risk of premature coronary artery disease, while diets high in whole grains may decrease this risk.
Researchers analyzed how the quantity and type of coffee consumption influence the risk of arrhythmias, cardiovascular disease, and all-cause mortality in adults ages 40 to 69. They found that drinking 2-3 cups of coffee daily, whether instant, ground, or decaffeinated, was associated with a lower risk of cardiovascular disease and death.
Patients who receive periodontal care are significantly more likely to have follow-up visits after hospitalization for acute myocardial infarction (AMI), according to a study published in the August issue of the Journal of the American Dental Association.
High cholesterol, specifically high LDL (“bad”) cholesterol, is a major risk factor for cardiovascular disease. As a result, high cholesterol can play a key role in life threatening conditions like heart attack and stroke.
Dentists should give antibiotics to high-risk patients to help prevent life-threatening heart infection, study suggests
People who are at high risk of developing a life-threatening heart infection should be given antibiotics before undergoing invasive dental procedures, according to new research from the University of Sheffield.