Migraine is a common primary headache disorder, characterized by recurrent episodes of neurological , gastrointestinal and autonomic symptoms alone or in combination.
Migraine affects nearly 15% of the population or about 1 billion people worldwide. The lifetime prevalence of migraine is 10-20% , depending on the ease definition and on the age & sex distribution of the study population.
After puberty , the incidence of migraine increases , and it does so more rapidly in women than in men.
Migraine is associated with ischemic stroke and ischemic heart disease, particularly among women and migraine patients with aura.
What is already known :
Migraine is associated with ischemic stroke and myocardial infarction. [ layman’s language – Heart attack]
However, the associations between migraine and other cardiovascular diseases and risks in subgroups of patients are less well established.
What new study Adds :
Migraine was associated with increased risks of several cardiovascular diseases, particularly stroke, in the first year after diagnosis which persisted in the long term.
The association were stronger in patients with aura than in those without aura and in women than in men.
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