Trial registration: ClinicalTrials.gov Identifier: NCT04719026
Bibliographical noteAcknowledgements The authors thank the laboratory and administrative staff at the Institute of Dentistry and the Institute of Medical Sciences of the University of Aberdeen for their help. We are grateful to Dr Pirkko Pussinen (Institute of Dentistry, University of Turku, Finland) for sharing the P. gingivalis-antibody positive serum samples and a detailed ELISA protocol. We would like to thank all Consultant Cardiologists at Aberdeen Royal Infirmary for identifying suitable patients during the acute on-call: Dr Andrew Hannah, Dr Andrew Stewart, Dr Adelle Dawson, Dr Deepak Garg, Dr Paul Broadhurst, Dr Nicola Ryan. Lastly, we are grateful to all the participating patients.
Funding: “Periodontal health in patients acutely admitted for myocardial infarction study” was funded by the Elphinstone Award to Dr Hijazi. Dr Dawson is supported by the British Heart Foundation (FS/RTF/20/30009, NH/19/1/34595, PG/18/35/33786, CS/17/4/32960, PG/15/88/31780, PG/17/64/33205), Chest Heart and Stroke Scotland (19/53), Tenovus Scotland (G.18.01), Friends of Anchor and Grampian NHS-Endowments.
Data Availability StatementThe corresponding author has full access to all the datasets used for analysis and it will be shared at a reasonable request.
- Cross-Sectional Studies
- RNA, Ribosomal, 16S/genetics
- Troponin I
- Porphyromonas gingivalis
- Myocardial Infarction/epidemiology