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Frontiers in Medical Science Research, 2023, 5(8); doi: 10.25236/FMSR.2023.050811.

Advances in the study of the effects of chronic periodontitis on cardiac arrhythmias


Chen Hong1, Wenxian Fan2, Mirigul·Mahsut1, Madina·Abdullam1, Nurjan·Wresdem1, Merhaba·Yasen1, Xinshang Li1,2

Corresponding Author:
Chen Hong

1Department of Endodontics, The First Affiliated Hospital of Xinjiang Medical University (Affiliated Stomatological Hospital), Urumqi, 830054, China

2Institute of Stomatology, Xinjiang Uygur Autonomous Region, Urumqi, 830054, China


Periodontitis is a disease that is currently receiving urgent attention in public health because its prevalence reaches 50% worldwide and it can affect almost all age groups, including adolescents, adults, and the elderly. The prevalence of periodontal disease is predicted to be increasing annually because of the aging population growth, with periodontitis being more likely to occur in the elderly group. The high prevalence of periodontitis will increase the global burden, which has increased more than 50% from 11 years ago. This paper outlines how oral diseases such as periodontitis and periapical periodontitis may be linked to cardiovascular disease, atrial fibrillation and cardiac arrhythmia. We undertake a systematic review of the literature focused on acute dental infection and types of cardiac arrhythmia and also describe an illustrative case where an acute dental infection diagnosed as periapical periodontitis was associated with the occurrence of atrial fibrillation.


Arrhythmia; chronic periodontitis; oral microbiome; atrial fibrillation

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Chen Hong, Wenxian Fan, Mirigul·Mahsut, Madina·Abdullam, Nurjan·Wresdem, Merhaba·Yasen, Xinshang Li. Advances in the study of the effects of chronic periodontitis on cardiac arrhythmias. Frontiers in Medical Science Research (2023) Vol. 5, Issue 8: 79-84. https://doi.org/10.25236/FMSR.2023.050811.


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