Dental Management Considerations for Patients with Cardiovascular Disease—A Narrative Review

Kanishk Gupta, Santhosh Kumar, Meena Anand Kukkamalla, Vani Taneja, Gufaran Ali Syed, Fawaz Pullishery, Mohammad A. Zarbah, Saeed M. Alqahtani, Mohammed A. Alobaoid, Saurabh Chaturvedi

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Dental therapists encounter patients with various systemic diseases of which cardiovascular disease (CVD) patients form a significant segment. Relation between oral health and cardiac diseases has been well established. Common cardiac disorders encountered in a dental practice include arterial hypertension, heart failure, ischemic heart disease, cardiac arrhythmias, infective endocarditis, stroke, and cardiac pacemaker. Patients with CVDs pose a significant challenge to dental therapy. These patients need special considerations and an adequate understanding of the underlying cardiovascular condition to provide safe and effective dental treatment. Based on the cardiac condition, an appropriate modification in dental care is crucial. A multidisciplinary approach including the patient’s cardiologist can potentially reduce complications and improve dental treatment results. This review aims at unfolding the risks associated with the dental management of a cardiac patient and outlines the measures to be undertaken for optimum dental treatment.

Original languageEnglish
Article number261
JournalReviews in Cardiovascular Medicine
Issue number8
Publication statusPublished - 08-2022

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Cardiology and Cardiovascular Medicine


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