No significant differences were demonstrated in the amount of coronary calcifications in patients with and without migraine, a new study found. Researchers evaluated if the increased cardiovascular (CV) risk in migraineurs is attributed to an increased coronary artery calcification (CAC). They found:
- The CAC score was assessed by computed tomography of the heart in 1,437 patients, of which 337 were migraineurs.
- All patients had a similar CV risk profile, so that the risk for CAC could be considered similar between migraineurs and non-migraineurs.
- There were no significant differences in the amount of CAC in patients with or without migraine.
Filippopulos FM, et al. Coronary artery calcification score in migraine patients. [Published online ahead of print October 1, 2019]. Sci Rep . doi: 10.1038/s41598-019-50660-9.