Patients who had migraine with aura were at an increased risk for incident atrial fibrillation, which can lead to ischemic stroke, according to a new study.
Due to multiple factors such as similar comorbidities and cortical spreading depression, migraine with aura often mimics stroke and leads to inappropriate and unnecessary treatment.
People who have had depression at any time in their lives are more likely to continue to have migraine attacks in older age.
Clinicians should rule out secondary causes of headache before diagnosing a primary headache due to the potential urgency of the condition.
Two presentations at the 2018 American Academy of Neurology Annual Meeting highlighted the benefits of the intravenous migraine treatment eptinezumab.