Navigation Links
Migraine sufferers who experienced childhood abuse have greater risk of cardiovascular disease
Date:6/22/2010

LOS ANGELES (June 23, 2010) Migraine sufferers who experienced abuse and neglect as children have a greater risk of cardiovascular (CV) disease including stroke and myocardial infarction (MI) among others, say scientists presenting data at the American Headache Society's 52nd Annual Scientific Meeting in Los Angeles this week.

In a multi-center, cross-sectional study of more than 1,300 headache clinic patients diagnosed with migraine, investigators found a linear relationship between the risk of stroke, transient ischemic attack (TIA), MI, or all of these adverse outcomes and the total number of abuse types they experienced as children (physical, emotional or sexual abuse, or physical or emotional neglect.)

Patients in the study completed a self-administered electronic questionnaire which collected information on age, gender, race, highest educational level attained, body mass index, smoking status, history of childhood maltreatment, as well as self-reported physician-diagnosed CV conditions and risk factors such as hypertension, diabetes, obesity, and obstructive sleep apnea. The Childhood Trauma Questionnaire was used to assess physical, sexual, emotional abuse and physical, emotional neglect.

"It is clear from this work that early adverse experiences influence a migraine sufferers' cardiovascular health in adulthood," said Gretchen E. Tietjen, MD, of the University of Toledo College Of Medicine, who led the team from 11 neurology centers in the U.S. and Canada. "Other work has shown a link between childhood maltreatment and migraine and now we know that early abuse puts these adults at a greater risk of cardiovascular and cerebrovascular disease.

"Dr. Tietjen and her teams are pioneers in understanding the relationship between negative childhood experiences and migraine," said David Dodick, M.D., president of the AHS. "Now we need to drill even deeper to understand the relationship between migraine, aura status, childhood maltreatment and CV disease risk."


'/>"/>

Contact: Lauren Martiello
laurenm@mbooth.com
212-539-3291
American Headache Society
Source:Eurekalert

Related medicine news :

1. Sleep quality of soldiers with migraine is poor
2. Abnormal brain activity in migraineurs is not restricted to attacks
3. REM sleep deprivation plays a role in chronic migraine
4. Thomas E. Heftler Migraine Research Award
5. New Migraine Drug Might Be Safer for Some
6. Uninsured get poor care for migraine: Harvard study
7. Finding Good Migraine Care a Headache for the Uninsured
8. New Hope for Migraine Patients
9. Chronic Migraines Take a Greater Toll
10. Migraine More Common in Women with MS
11. Migraine Tied to Raised Multiple Sclerosis Risk
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... 2016 , ... US Sports Camps has collaborated with State Rugby Organization (SRO), ... this summer. Employing world-class rugby figures, including former Team USA players and college coaches, ... key fundamentals, match play, fitness and more. , “US Sports Camps is honored to ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... 2016 , ... Innovations with Ed Begley Jr. announced today ... via Discovery Channel. Dates and show times TBA. , AsedaSciences® was established in ... innovative cellular analysis. In this segment, viewers will learn how AsedaSciences utilizes flow ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... May 06, 2016 , ... Online HR/benefits platforms offer a ... the game for traditional brokers and health plans. “ The Rapid Emergence of Online ... from Atlantic Information Services, Inc. (AIS), will offer an accurate picture of online benefits ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... ... ... Mark Black is a speaker, author, and life strategy coach who is spreading ... the help of his publisher Strategic Book Group and its subsidiary Publish on Demand ... for a miracle: He needed a heart and double-lung transplant. From this came a life-changing ...
(Date:5/6/2016)... , ... May 06, 2016 , ... Multiple award winning ... family-owned and operated for over 35 years. Maintaining core values of exceptional customer service, ... success and made them a leading name in San Diego plumbing, and other services ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):
(Date:5/4/2016)... JERUSALEM , May 4, 2016 ... University of Jerusalem announced today that it had ... BioTheryX, Inc. , developer of novel protein degradation ... the development and commercialization of drug candidates representing first-in-class ... the license were not disclosed. The novel ...
(Date:5/4/2016)... May 4, 2016 ... the  "Global Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and ... their offering.       (Logo: ... Acute Ischemic Stroke Market and Competitive Landscape ... Ischemic Stroke pipeline products, Acute Ischemic Stroke ...
(Date:5/3/2016)... 2016 Global Insulin Needles ... 09 key companies and supported with 272 tables ... study on the current state of the Insulin ... industry including definitions, classifications, applications and industry chain ... for the international market including development history, competitive ...
Breaking Medicine Technology: