Migraines With Aura Associated With Increased Risk For Cardiovascular Disease

Wed, 19 Jul 2006 07:00 AM EST

... Women age 45 years or older who experience migraines with aura (associated neurologic symptoms such as temporary visual disturbances) are at a higher risk for heart attack, ischemic stroke, angina and death due to ischemic cardiovascular disease compared to women who do not report a migraine history, according to a study in the July 19 issue of JAMA. In contrast, migraine without aura, the most common form of migraine, was not associated with increased risk of any cardiovascular event. ...