Migraines – More and Longer Attacks Might Mean Early Hardening of Arteries

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.
http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pubmed/22524899

  • 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

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