MedicalResearch.com Interview with:
Prof. Dr. Dr. Tobias Kurth
Professor of Public Health and Epidemiology and Director of the Institut of Public Health, Charité – Universitätsmedizin Berlin, Germany.
Co-director, Centre Virchow-Villermé, for Public Health Paris – Berlin, Campus Berlin.
Adjunct Associate Epidemiologist, Division of Preventive Medicine, Brigham and Women’s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, MA.
MedicalResearch.com: What is the background for this study? What are the main findings?
Dr. Kurth: Migraine has been consistently associated with increased risk of stroke. Associations with other (non-stroke) Cardiovascular Disease (CVD) was less clear.
MedicalResearch.com: What should readers take away from your report?
Dr. Kurth: Women with migraine are at increased risk of any CVD event, including Myocardial infarction, stroke and cardivoascular death.
MedicalResearch.com: What recommendations do you have for future research as a result of this study?
Dr. Kurth: We do not yet understand the mechanism of this association and strong efforts are needed to find solution to reduce the increased risk.
MedicalResearch.com: Is there anything else you would like to add?
Dr. Kurth: I am aware of the importance of the finding but we hope to not scare patients with migraine. Nevertheless, women with migraine should be evaluated for their vascular risk.
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