Intimal carotid artery thickening was seen in migraine sufferers with more and longer attacks.
Pain Pract. 2013 Jan;13(1):41-5.
The evaluation of atherosclerosis in migraine patients.
Besir FH, Koçer A, Dikici S, Yazgan S, Ozdem Ş.
- Mean Common Carotid Artery Intimal thickness values – 0.493 ± 0.074 mm in migraine; 0.409 ± 0.053 mm in controls.
- They felt artteriosclerosis was an inflammatory condition and more migraine issues co-existed with more inflammation
Comment – confirms issues of not using Triptans over age 65 because of cardiovascular risks…