Investigating prevalence of vascular damage markers in women with migraine

Takeaway

  • Migraine with aura (MA) is linked to increased risk for carotid thickening, whilst migraine without aura (MO) is linked to reduced risk for carotid plaques and arterial stiffening in middle-aged women.

Why this matters

  • There is little understanding of the pathophysiological mechanisms underlying the relationship between migraine and cardiovascular disease (CVD).