Migraine & Juvenile stroke could be associated

by Medindia Content Team on  February 21, 2003 at 11:28 AM General Health News
RSS Email Print This Page Comment bookmark
Font : A-A+

Migraine & Juvenile stroke could be associated
The February issue of Headache reported a study that confirms the findings of previous studies that there is a significant association between juvenile stroke and migraine in women. The researchers involved 160 consecutive patients, less than 46years of age with first-ever ischaemic stroke or transient ischaemic attack and 160 strictly sex- and age-matched controls, in the study. They excluded patients who were suffering from arterial dissection, brain haemorrhage, cranial sinus thrombosis, lacunar stroke or migrainous infarction.

The investigators found that, for the total population, migraine was a significant risk factor for juvenile stroke, with an odds ratio of 2.11. For the subgroups - below the age of 35years and the female subgroup - the odds ratio was higher at 3.26 and 2.68 respectively. The investigators believed that the data suggested that migraine was an even more significant risk factor for patients aged less than 35 years of age. They added that migraine was found to be independent from other vascular risk factors, from aetiology and from the territory of stroke.


Post a Comment

Comments should be on the topic and should not be abusive. The editorial team reserves the right to review and moderate the comments posted on the site.
Notify me when reply is posted
I agree to the terms and conditions

More News on:

Migraine Bell´s Palsy Diet Lifestyle and Heart Disease Mitral Valve Stenosis And Mitral Valve Replacement Congenital Heart Disease Stress and the Gender Divide Stroke Facts Headache / Cephalgia Stroke Hyperventilation 

News A - Z

A B C D E F G H I J K L M N O P Q R S T U V W X Y Z

News Search

Medindia Newsletters

Subscribe to our Free Newsletters!

Terms & Conditions and Privacy Policy.

Find a Doctor
Advertisement

Stay Connected

  • Available on the Android Market
  • Available on the App Store

Facebook

News Category

News Archive