Women who suffer from severe migraine accompanied by visual disturbances are more at risk of heart attack and stroke.
In this study, the researchers involved about 27,860 women, including 1,435 women who had classic migraine (migraine with aura).
Women who suffer from migraines are at the highest increased risk of heart attack or stroke. Although some previous studies have said that migraine with aura – preceded by symptoms called aura, which occurres during the 30 minutes before a migraine arises – are associated with twice the risk of stroke or heart attack.
“After high blood pressure, migraine with aura is the second most powerful triggers that can increase the risk of heart attack and stroke,” said Dr. Tobias Kurth of the Brigham and Women’s Hospital in Boston, as reported by the Daily Mail.
The findings were presented at the annual meeting in San Diego, California.
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