Sunday, May 6, 2018

Migraine: A potent Risk Factor for Cardiovascular Disease

  Previous studies have suggested migraine is a risk factor for ischemic stroke and ischemic heart disease. Two new studies support migraine as an important risk factor for ischemic stroke, myocardial infarction, hemorrhagic stroke, venous thromboembolism, atrial fibrillation and atrial flutter.
  Strategies to reduce cardiovascular risk factors in migraine sufferers is therefore critical.
  Further study is necessary to determine if decreasing the frequency and severity of migraine is associated with less cardiovascular risk.
BMJ 2018;360:k96

No comments:

Post a Comment