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Researchers Find Oral Bacteria Presence in Cerebral Emboli of Stroke Patients

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Scientists at Tampere University analyzed the cerebral emboli (blood clots) of stroke patients’ brains and made an astonishing discovery. For the first time, they discovered DNA from oral pathogens in the cerebral clots.

The findings of the research were published in the May 2019 issue of the prestigious Journal of American Heart Association, reported Science Daily.

When stroke patients came into Emergency Rooms for treatment, neurointerventional radiologists removed the pesky clots known as thrombus aspirates from 75 of these stroke patients. The thrombus aspirates samples were analyzed by the scientists who discovered that 79% of the aspirates contained oral bacterial DNA in them. The samples were analyzed following the duplication of the bacterial DNA.

Tampere University is involved in the study of the consequences of bacterial infection in the development of cardiovascular diseases over the past ten years. Their study is a part of this research project. An older study discovered the same odontogenic bacteria in the coronary artery stenoses of patients who seemed to have suddenly died.

These bacteria were also present in samples taken from:

  • Blood clot blockages and arterial blood of myocardial infarction patients
  • Ruptured weak cerebral blood vessels and blood clot blockages of patients with lower limb arterial and venous thrombosis

Most of these blood clots (thrombi) originate in the carotid artery stenoses of the circulatory system. As blood circulates all the time, the clots break off and travel to block circulation in delicate cerebral arteries. In fact, 87 % of the strokes are caused due to cerebral artery thrombosis.

The new study has discovered a copious amount of viridans streptococcus DNA in cerebral thrombi when compared against normal blood samples taken from the same patient. Viridans Streptococcus is a commonly found oral bacteria. It is completely harmless when present in the oral cavity. However, when streptococci enter the circulatory system, they may cause infection in the cardiac valves, among other things. The bacterium also tends to directly bind with various platelet receptors, thereby enabling more blood clots to form in the bloodstream.

If this research doesn’t encourage you to maintain your oral health and practice good dental hygiene, nothing else will. Untreated dental infections can have a severe effect on your overall health and even cause loss of life. Get your dental problems addressed as soon as possible to lead a healthier and longer life.

Michelle has been a part of the journey ever since Bigtime Daily started. As a strong learner and passionate writer, she contributes her editing skills for the news agency. She also jots down intellectual pieces from categories such as science and health.

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The Top Kratom Vendor of the Year, Red Devil Kratom, has gotten 1000s of People off of Drugs with their Products

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Red Devil Kratom has been into the news for supplying excellent Kratom products to the world. Due to its high-quality products, it has been voted as the best Kratom vendor of the year for the third time in a row. The company has gotten 1000s of people off of drugs with their products. All the high-quality kratom products of the company have been effective in helping users maintain the right physical and mental state in the face of challenges in daily routine.

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By doing so, it replicates the effect of opiate without causing addictiveness or dangerous health risks. Thousands of people have expressed the positive results of using Red Devil Kratom products and their effectiveness in dealing with drug addictions.

In a survey carried out on the use of Kratom products from Red Devil Kratom company, many people have expressed their satisfaction with using their Kratom products. Red Devil Kratom, the top Kratom vendor of the year for the third time in a row has been receiving an excellent response for its high-quality Kratom products. It makes use of some unique and special techniques in preparing Kratom products.

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