Navigation Links
Common Birth Defect May Be Linked to Migraine With Aura

THURSDAY, March 31 (HealthDay News) -- There may be a link between certain types of migraines in children and a common congenital heart defect, a new study suggests.

U.S. researchers looked at 109 children aged 6 to 18 who were diagnosed with migraines and treated at the Primary Children's Medical Center in Salt Lake City, Utah, between 2008 and 2009.

The team checked each child's heart for a patent foramen ovale (PFO) -- a defect in the wall between the heart's two upper chambers that can allow unfiltered blood to bypass the lungs and circulate through the body. PFO is common, affecting about one in four people in the United States. Previous research has suggested an association between migraines and PFO.

The new study, scheduled for publication in the Journal of Pediatrics, found that 50 percent of children who had migraines with aura had a PFO, nearly double the rate of PFO in the general population. Migraine with aura includes a number of symptoms, such as blind spots, weakness and hallucinations.

Only one-quarter of children who had migraines without aura had a PFO, Dr. Rachel McCandless, of the Primary Children's Medical Center, and colleagues found.

If further research confirms a link, the use of a catheter device to close a PFO may help treat migraines with aura, the researchers noted.

More information

The American Academy of Family Physicians has more about migraines in children and teens.

-- Robert Preidt

SOURCE: Journal of Pediatrics, news release, March 31, 2011

Copyright©2010 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1

Related medicine news :

1. Study suggests a relationship between migraine headaches in children and a common heart defect
2. New mouse model explains common pediatric brain tumor
3. Popular drugs for common male health problems can affect their sexual health
4. Exercise Common Sense During Warm Weather Activities
5. In search of cancers common ground: A next-generation view
6. Confusion Over Drug Dosing Common for Seniors
7. Hearing Loss Common Among Middle-Aged Adults: Study
8. $1.9 million NIH grant supports research in the most common soft tissue tumor in children
9. Weight loss improves knee pain from common arthritic condition, study says
10. Common hip disorder can cause sports hernia
11. Study shows PRP, commonly used technique to improve healing, doesnt work in rotator cuff surgery
Post Your Comments:
Related Image:
Common Birth Defect May Be Linked to Migraine With Aura
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... October 13, 2017 , ... Global Healthcare Management’s 4th ... Park in Milford, NJ. This free event, sponsored by Global Healthcare Management’s CEO, ... The fun run is geared towards children of all ages; it is a non-competitive, ...
(Date:10/13/2017)... ... ... “The Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field”: the story of a missionary ... Journey: From the Mountains to the Mission Field” is the creation of published author, ... ages and currently teaches a class of ladies at her church, which she has ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... , ... October 12, 2017 , ... Planet Fitness, one ... U.S., announced today its plans to open a flagship location in Covington, LA at ... former Rooms To Go store next to Office Depot in the Holiday Square shopping ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... October 12, 2017 , ... Asante, a nationally recognized ... have expanded their existing home health joint venture through an agreement, effective October ... a joint venture home health company with Asante, delivering clinically integrated care, for ...
(Date:10/12/2017)... ... 2017 , ... Leading pediatric oncology experts at Children’s National Health System ... Congress of the International Society of Paediatric Oncology (SIOP) Oct. 12-15. Chaired by ... and Blood Disorders at Children’s National, and Stephen P. Hunger, M.D., Chief of ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:10/2/2017)... Labs announces the European launch of their new low volume, high ... in Cambridge, U.K on October 4th. The ... with unprecedented speed and sensitivity while using far less sample volume ... ... ...
(Date:9/28/2017)... 2017 Hill-Rom Holdings, Inc. (NYSE: HRC), will ... and webcast on Friday, November 3, 2017, beginning at ... at approximately 8:30 a.m. (CDT) / 9:30 a.m. (EDT). ... financial performance and guidance for 2018, Hill-Rom executives will ... operational performance, and long-range financial outlook through 2020. ...
(Date:9/27/2017)... -- Commended for their devotion to personalized service, SMP Pharmacy Solutions ... in the South Florida Business Journal,s 50 Fastest-Growing Companies, and ... the national specialty pharmacy has found its niche.  To that ... be honored by SFBJ as the 2017 Power Leader in ... receive his award in October, Bardisa said of the three ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: