2008-04-17 Migraines Up Women's Stroke, Heart Risks - Study Shows Migraine Frequency Linked to Risk of Heart Attacks and Strokes


How often a woman has a migraine may play a role in determining her risk for strokes and heart attacks.

Medical evidence has long supported a link between migraines and vascular problems, including strokes, but information regarding migraine frequency and such events has been lacking. 

New research presented this week at the American Academy of Neurology's 60th Anniversary Annual Meeting in Chicago suggests that women who have weekly migraines have a significantly higher risk for stroke than those who get the headaches less frequently. Those who have infrequent migraines may be more likely to have a heart attack.(Read entire article)

2008-04-17 Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk


Women who have weekly migraines are at an increased risk for stroke compared to those with few or no migraines, a new study finds.

On the other hand, those with less frequent migraines may have an increased risk of heart attack, the same team of researchers report.

The findings, to be presented Thursday at the American Academy of Neurology annual meeting in Chicago, point to different mechanisms linking migraines to distinct cardiovascular troubles, experts say. (Read entire article)