The study of women’s health revealed a similar relationship between migraine with aura and ischemic heart disease. With migraine with aura, the risk of fatal and non-fatal cardiovascular events was higher than with migraine without aura.
For 60 months, a prospective assessment of the relationship between migraine and cardiovascular diseases in 20,084 healthy male doctors was carried out as part of a study of the health of doctors. The type of migraine (with or without aura) was not considered in this study.
The relative risk of developing serious cardiovascular diseases (OR = 1.24, 95% CI = 1.06-1.46) and myocardial infarction (OR = 1.42, 95% CI = 1.15-1.77) was significantly higher among patients with migraine than among non-migraine sufferers.
The probability of ischemic stroke, coronary revascularization, angina pectoris, and death from cardiovascular disease among male doctors suffering from migraine was insignificant. However, in this study, the degree of risk was not analyzed depending on the presence of a migraine aura, the effect of which turned out to be significant according to a study of women’s health.