Cardiovascular Diseases And Dental Treatment

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Cardiovascular Diseases and Dental Treatment
Tiffanie McKee
Hiwassee College

Cardiovascular Diseases and Dental Treatment
Cardiovascular disease is the leading cause of death in the United States. The high range of cardiovascular deaths is due to the severe effects on the heart. The heart works to pump blood in and out of the heart to the organs of the body. A blockage or narrowing of the blood vessels can cause a heart attack or severe complications of the heart. There are many different types of cardiovascular diseases that can affect a patient 's health and can cause complications of dental treatment. It is important during the medical history to be aware of the patient’s health history, including cardiovascular diseases and observing potential risk factors. Patient 's with cardiovascular disease have a higher ASA physical status due to the systemic disease, which needs to be addressed before continuing the treatment process due to treatment modifications or limitations. Certain special needs of these patients must be identified for further treatment. The two cardiovascular diseases being discussed in this paper are myocardial infarction and hypertensive cardiovascular disease.
Myocardial infarction is a term used for a heart attack. This condition will have special needs to be addressed before the patient can proceed with dental treatment. Myocardial infarction occurs when there is a blockage of the blood flow to the heart, resulting in necrosis of…
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