Migraine and cardiovascular diseases

G. Pierangeli, G. Giannini, V. Favoni, L. Sambati, S. Cevoli, P. Cortelli

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Migraine has complex relationships with cerebrovascular and cardiovascular disorders but also with cardiac anomalies. Patients affected by migraine with aura have an increased prevalence of right-to-left shunt due to patent foramen ovale or pulmonary arteriovenous malformations. The association between ischemic heart disease, cardiovascular mortality and migraine remains unsettled. The debate focuses on a physiopathological link between migraine and cardiovascular diseases or a higher prevalence of risk factors in migraineurs.

Original languageEnglish
JournalNeurological Sciences
Issue numberSUPPL. 1
Publication statusPublished - May 2012


  • Cardiac anomalies
  • Cardiovascular disease
  • Migraine
  • Patent foramen ovale
  • Right-to-left shunt

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Clinical Neurology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Dermatology


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