Migraine in Women—An aura for cardiovascular disease risk?

By Martina M. McGrath, MD
July 6, 2016

Migraine occurs in up to 20% of the population and disproportionately affects women. Migraine with aura has previously been linked with increased risk of ischemic stroke. Proposed mechanisms include the coexistence of vascular risk factors, underlying endothelial dysfunction or increased thrombogenic potential. Continue reading “Migraine in Women—An aura for cardiovascular disease risk?”