Table 3

Periodontal pathogens in atrial fibrillation patients with periodontitis

VariablesPeriodontitis group (n=47)
Total oral bacterial culture-positive (%)20 (42.6)
 Periodontal pathogens (%)
 ɑ-Streptococci (%)14 (70.0)
Klebsiella pneumoniae (%)2 (10.0)
 Escherichia coli (%)2 (10.0)
Staphylococcus aureus (%)1 (5.0)
Staphylococcus salivarius (%)1 (5.0)
Oral fungal culture-positive (%)4 (8.5)
Candida albicans (%)3 (75.0)
Candida tropicalis (%)1 (25.0)