Letter by Madsen and Chaturvedi Regarding Article, “Migraine and Cerebrovascular Atherosclerosis in Patients With Ischemic Stroke”
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To the Editor:
Given the known association between migraines and risk of ischemic stroke (IS)1–3 along with a lack of understanding of the mechanism by which migraine leads to increased IS risk, we read with great interest the recent article by van Os et al,4 investigating the association between migraine and cerebrovascular atherosclerosis.
Using data from over 600 patients with IS (53 with migraine) from the Dutch Acute Stroke Study, authors compared cerebrovascular atherosclerotic burden measured with computed tomographic angiography between patients with and without a history of migraine. The primary findings of the study do not indicate an association between migraine and excess large-vessel atherosclerosis. This article is an important addition to the current body of …