Migraine is responsible for high rates of disability. In addition, it is associated with an increased risk of cardiovascular disease. This association is not limited to the brain in the form of stroke, but includes cardiac ischemia. The increased risk is most consistently described in the female population and in particular for migraine with aura. This article reviews the current knowledge on migraine and the associated risk of cardiovascular disease, with a focus on female-specific factors.

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Keywords Cardiovascular disease, Gender, Migraine, Preeclampsia, Sex hormones, Stroke
Persistent URL dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.12.008, hdl.handle.net/1765/95342
Journal Maturitas
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Linstra, K.M. (Katie M.), Ibrahimi, K, Terwindt, G.M, Wermer, M.J.H, & Maassen van den Brink, A. (2017). Migraine and cardiovascular disease in women. Maturitas (Vol. 97, pp. 28–31). doi:10.1016/j.maturitas.2016.12.008