Navigation Links
Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
Date:4/17/2008

But the absolute risk to patients remains very low, expert says

THURSDAY, April 17 (HealthDay News) -- 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.

And even though the average migraine sufferer's absolute risk of a heart attack or stroke is still low, the new study should be viewed in the context of other cardiac risk factors, said Dr. Richard Lipton, vice chairman of neurology at Montefiore Headache Center in New York City.

"Someone with migraine should be sure to manage their other risk factors including high blood pressure, diabetes, smoking, high cholesterol and body weight," said Lipton. He was not involved in the study, which was conducted by a team from Brigham & Women's Hospital and Harvard Medical School in Boston.

Previous research (much of it by the same group) has found an increased risk of vascular problems in both men and women who experience migraines, especially those who experience migraine with visual symptoms known as aura.

One recent study found that women who suffer from migraines with aura are at higher risk of stroke, especially if they smoke and take oral contraceptives.

What's been missing, however, is data on how the frequency of migraines might affect cardiovascular risk.

This study involved almost 28,000 female health professionals in the United States aged 45 and older, none of whom had cardiovascular disease when the trial started.

During about 12 years of follow-up, and compared to women with no migr
'/>"/>

Copyright©2008 ScoutNews,LLC.
All rights reserved  

Page: 1 2 3

Related medicine news :

1. Epilepsy Drug Doesnt Prevent Migraines
2. Comatose locusts may help relieve migraines
3. Neuromuscular Dentistry Ends Womans Migraines
4. Study shows that high-dose, high-frequency interferon produces no additional benefit
5. JCSM: A high frequency of sleep-related breathing disorders in hospitalized patients
6. Hormone therapy increases frequency of abnormal mammograms, breast biopsies
7. LA BioMed study finds hormone therapy increases frequency of abnormal mammograms, breast biopsies
8. Optical frequency comb can detect the breath of disease
9. Where vets served affects frequency of ER visits but not hospital stays
10. US hospitals report infections increasing in frequency and cost
11. Neighborhood Influences Exercise Levels
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
Related Image:
Migraines' Frequency Influences Heart Attack, Stroke Risk
(Date:9/2/2014)... How well patients recover from cancer surgery may ... and the operations themselves. Family conflicts and other ... complications, a Mayo Clinic study has found. Addressing ... patients, stress, speed their recoveries and save health ... looked at colon cancer patients, and found that ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... suggests that the key to more youthful immune function ... report published in the Journal of Leukocyte ... lungs of old mice had different responses to ... these changes were reversed by ibuprofen. , "Inflammation in ... said Joanne Turner, Ph.D., a researcher involved in the ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 According to a ... the leading global authority in medical device market ... is expected to grow to over €2 billion ... increase in the number of procedures for the ... This market includes TURP devices, laser BPH devices, ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... 02, 2014 Nanomedicine is essentially ... diagnosing, treating and/or prevention of diseases and infections. ... cardiovascular, neurological, and oncology diseases. , Nanomedicine ... to various nanoparticles, their medical usages, and their ... considerable scope for research in this domain, and ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... On Saturday, September 6, 2014, The Concilio will present ... vida! Get Up! Get Moving!®. This event promotes Hispanic family ... for people of all ages and all sizes. The event, ... held at Kiest Park Recreation Center, 3080 S. Hampton Road, ... “Since 2007, we have partnered with National Alliance for Hispanic ...
Breaking Medicine News(10 mins):Health News:Family conflicts, other non-physical worries before cancer surgery raise patients' complication risk 2Health News:European Urological Device Market Is Expected to Grow to over €2 billion by 2020: Led by Coloplast, Wellspect HealthCare, Teleflex, C. R. Bard and Olympus 2Health News:European Urological Device Market Is Expected to Grow to over €2 billion by 2020: Led by Coloplast, Wellspect HealthCare, Teleflex, C. R. Bard and Olympus 3Health News:Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects by Transparency Market Research 2Health News:Nanomedicine Market: An Overview of Growth Factors and Future Prospects by Transparency Market Research 3Health News:The Concilio Presents Eighth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 2Health News:The Concilio Presents Eighth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 3Health News:The Concilio Presents Eighth Annual ¡Vive Tu Vida! Get Up! Get Moving!® Event 4
... Will Continue to be Used in Early ... from Decision Resources, WALTHAM, Mass., Oct. ... leading research and advisory firms focusing on ... is currently the leading biologic for Crohn,s ...
... 1, 2008 at this year,s liver ... SAN FRANCISCO, Oct. 27 Researchers analyzed 43,497,patients ... 22,863 adults,who received transplantation to determine the best time ... caused by differences in donor type was vastly offset ...
... 27 ReachMD XM 157 announces a new,"Medical ... receptor,antagonist and its effects on management of euvolemic ... XM 157, the first and only network for ... the Tide Against,Hyponatremia" four times a day October ...
... NORWALK, Conn., Oct. 27 Maclaren USA Inc.,announces the ... Chief Operation Officer., "Maclaren,s growth has been extraordinary ... our new from-birth transport system, the Grand Tour(TM),LX, is ... proven themselves to be exceptional leaders in their field. ...
... has donated a portable Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to Habitat ... ... Newtown, Pennsylvania (PRWEB) October 27, 2008 -- HeartSine Technologies, ... donated a portable Automatic External Defibrillator (AED) to Habitat for ...
... reduced inflammation, cholesterol and belly fat , , SUNDAY, Oct. ... diet." , New research ties eating tart cherries ... weight and fat -- all major risk factors for ... presented by University of Michigan researchers at the American ...
Cached Medicine News:Health News:Humira to Replace Remicade as First Choice Among Biologics for the Treatment of Crohn's Disease 2Health News:Humira to Replace Remicade as First Choice Among Biologics for the Treatment of Crohn's Disease 3Health News:Early Liver Transplantation Regardless of Donor Type Increases Long-term Survival 2Health News:ReachMD XM 157 Announces Medical Information Feature on Treatment Options for Management of Hyponatremia 2Health News:ReachMD XM 157 Announces Medical Information Feature on Treatment Options for Management of Hyponatremia 3Health News:Maclaren Appoints New President and New Chief Operation Officer 2Health News:HeartSine Portable Defibrillator Donation Brings Added Safety to Habitat for Humanity of Charlotte ReStore Location 2Health News:Cherry-Enriched Diet Cut Heart Risks in Rats 2
(Date:9/2/2014)...  Volcano Corporation (Nasdaq: VOLC ), ... economic outcomes on a global basis by developing ... visualization, physiology diagnostics and therapies, said today that ... Healthcare conference on Tuesday, September 9. ... and chief executive officer, will begin at 11:10 ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... , Sept. 2, 2014  VentiRx Pharmaceuticals, ... to the development and commercialization of novel ... an update on corporate and clinical activities ... for future funding, ongoing clinical trials and ... In corporate news, Chief Executive Officer Robert ...
(Date:9/2/2014)... SEATTLE , Sept. 2, 2014 /PRNewswire/ ... company committed to the development and commercialization ... today announced that the U.S. Food and ... designation to the investigation of motolimod (VTX-2337) ... doxorubicin (PLD) for the treatment of women ...
Breaking Medicine Technology:VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate and Clinical Update 2VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Provides Corporate and Clinical Update 3VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Announces Fast Track Designation Granted for Motolimod (VTX-2337), a Novel Immunotherapy for Women with Ovarian Cancer 2VentiRx Pharmaceuticals Announces Fast Track Designation Granted for Motolimod (VTX-2337), a Novel Immunotherapy for Women with Ovarian Cancer 3
... , WASHINGTON, Dec. 14 ... counsel on global and domestic communications and issues management, ... PositiveID Corporation (Nasdaq: PSID ) to serve as ... will conduct media relations for PositiveID,s corporate communications and ...
... , NEW HAVEN, Conn., ,Dec. 14 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ ... today announced that it had received a complete response ... related to its New Drug Application ("NDA") for Onrigin(TM) ... indicates that the FDA cannot approve the Company,s NDA ...
Cached Medicine Technology:Gibraltar Associates Named Agency of Record for Health Information and Diagnostic Provider PositiveID Corporation 2Vion Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter for Onrigin(TM) From The U.S. Food And Drug Administration 2Vion Pharmaceuticals Receives Complete Response Letter for Onrigin(TM) From The U.S. Food And Drug Administration 3
... KIMBERLY-CLARK BALLARD Adult TRACH ... in T-Piece, Elbow and Double ... separate from vials; 12 vials ... Offers multiple tracheostomy sizes, French ...
... KIMBERLY-CLARK BALLARD Adult TRACH ... designed and labeled for ... Features an isolated cleaning ... minimize potential for contamination ...
... Maxi-Flo® suction catheters ... or straight. , ... catheter kits are latex-free., ... feature a catheter tip ...
... are available with a single lumen or ... swivel, MDI adapter., ,Trac-Wedge™ device, and ... include a patient label. Dual swivel elbow ... All Portex® Steri-Cath® systems are latex-free. , ...
Medicine Products: