Dental considerations in cardiovascular patients: A practical perspective

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Chaudhry, Swantika ; Jaiswal, Ritika ; Sachdeva, Surender (2016)
  • Publisher: Elsevier
  • Journal: Indian Heart Journal, volume 68, issue 4, pages 572-575 (issn: 0019-4832)
  • Related identifiers: doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2017.04.019, doi: 10.1016/j.ihj.2015.11.034
  • Subject: Emergency protocol | RC666-701 | Review Article | Dental management | Diseases of the circulatory (Cardiovascular) system | Correspondence | Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine | RD1-811 | Cardiovascular diseases | Emergency drugs | Surgery
    mesheuropmc: stomatognathic diseases

Cardiovascular disease trends, complications, and associated therapeutics impact the dental health and treatment. Such patients require special consideration with regard to when and which dental treatment is appropriate and what precautions are required. Alertness to potential oral adverse drug reactions enables referral of patient's to his physician or cardiologist. Cardiovascular drugs are also known to have mild to potentially fatal drug interactions. Dental professionals may be the first line of defense in the detection and referral of a patient suspected of having cardiovascular disease, an uncontrolled disease status, or oral adverse drug reactions, and they have a key role to play in oral and systemic disease prevention and treatment, in partnership with the patient and his physician.
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