Migraine Consistently Tied to Cervical Artery Dissection

Share this content:
Migraine Consistently Tied to Cervical Artery Dissection
Migraine Consistently Tied to Cervical Artery Dissection

TUESDAY, March 7, 2017 (HealthDay News) -- Cervical arterial dissection (CEAD) increases risk of ischemic stroke (IS), and appears related to history of migraine headaches in some younger adults, according to a study published online March 6 in JAMA Neurology.

Of the 2,485 stroke patients studied, aged 18 to 45, only 13.4 percent had IS related to CEAD. This group was more likely to have high cholesterol, diabetes, or be current smokers.

When the researchers looked closer at the pattern of migraines linked with CEAD and IS, they found that migraine without aura was more closely linked to CEAD. Compared to patients who had migraine with aura, those who had migraine without aura were 1.74 times more likely to have CEAD. In addition, the investigators found that CEAD and IS were also more likely to occur in men and in patients aged 39 and younger.

"In young patients with ischemic stroke, migraine is consistently associated with cervical artery dissection," the authors write. "This finding implicates possible common biologic mechanisms underlying the two disorders."

Full Text
Editorial

Share this content:

is free, fast, and customized just for you!




Already a member?

Sign In Now »

Drug Lookup

Browse drugs by: BrandGenericDisease

Trending Activities

All Professions



Sign up for myCME e-newsletters




More in Home

FDA Approves Palynziq for Phenylketonuria

FDA Approves Palynziq for Phenylketonuria

Drug is a novel enzyme therapy for adult patients with PKU with uncontrolled blood Phe concentrations

Increase in Tx Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

Increase in Tx Candidates With 2017 Hypertension Guidelines

Increase in proportion of adults recommended for treatment; estimated decrease in CVD events, deaths