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Migraine effect on cardiovascular health controversial


Last updated 7/29/2021 at 4:03pm

In some way or another, most families have had an experience with a cardiovascular condition. Village News/Courtesy photo

Shelby Ramsey

Special to the Village News

In researching the effect migraine and other chronic health conditions (non-heart related) may have on one's cardiovascular health, top-rated U.S. cardiologist Dr. Steven Nissen offered his opinion.

Nissen was very forthcoming and said that the topic is a controversial area. He explained that there have been some observational studies done that included two patient groups (migraine with aura and migraine without aura). The term aura is used for the visual disturbances some experience with migraine headache.

The results were that "specifically migra...

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