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    Journal of Cardiovascular Disease Research, 2010; 1(3):161-161
    Letter To The Editor | doi:10.4103/0975-3583.70924

    Heart failure and oral bacteria: How could be prevented?

    Authors:

    Ali M. Tavana

    Health Research Center, Baqiyatallah (a.s), University of Medical Sciences, Tehran, Iran

    Abstract:

    It has to be said that more than 400 bacterial species are localized in the subgingival plaque.[1,2] Very common bacteria species—Actinobacillus actinomycetemcomitans, Fusobacterium nucleatum, Tannerella forsythensis (Bacteroides forsythus), Porphyromonas gingivalis, Prevotella intermedia, and spirochetes have also been identifi ed from symptomaticinfected implants.[3,4] Bacterial infection is the main reason of heart failure.[5] Nowadays different studies have shown that different bacteria are present in the pocket of patient with heart diseases,[6] different factors may have a role in implementation of heart diseases including oral infection[7] and systemic diseases.[8,9] It is supposed that specifi c oral organisms may have a role for heart failure.[10]