Volume 15 Supplement 1
EHMTI-0392. Migraine and risk of ischemic heart disease: a systematic review and meta-analysis of observational studies
© Sacco et al; licensee Springer. 2014
Published: 18 September 2014
Several studies have assessed the possible increased risk of ischemic heart diseases in migraineurs, drawing different conclusions.
To define and update the issue of the association between migraine and ischemic heart disease we performed a systematic review and meta-analysis of the available observational studies.
Electronic databases were systematically searched up to April 2014 for observational studies dealing with the risk of any form of ischemic heart disease in subjects with migraine.
Based on our data indicating an association of migraine with myocardial infarction and angina and on previous data showing an association of migraine, and particularly migraine with aura, with an increased risk for stroke, migraine can be appropriately considered an overall risk factor for cardiovascular diseases.
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