Migraines Linked to Vein Blood Clots
Researchers studied the medical records of around 500 Italians over age 55, 111 of whom had a history of migraine disease. They found that twice as many migraineurs are non-migraineurs had a history of deep vein thrombosis (18% to 9%).
Deep vein thrombosis has been linked to stroke in other well-respected studies, leading the author to speculate this finding is a possible explanation for the increased stroke risk among migraineurs, which has been established by previous research studies.
The study's author said further research is needed, but considers the preliminary findings to be an exciting development in the field.
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