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Stephen Padilla, 21 Jul 2017
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Natalia Reoutova, 4 days ago

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Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
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Arterial stiffness poses no increased migraine risk

21 Feb 2020

There appears to be no association between aortic pulse wave velocity (PWV), a measure of vascular stiffness, and migraine, as reported in a recent study.

Researchers conducted a cross-sectional analysis of 4,649 participants from the Longitudinal Study of Adult Health (ELSA-Brasil). The majority of the population (71 percent) had no migraine, 19 percent had migraine without aura (MO), and 10 percent had migraine with aura (MA). Probable migraine corresponds to 72.5 percent of MO and 62.5 percent of MA.

Compared with participants who had no migraine, those who did have the condition were younger, less active in their leisure time, had lower waist circumference, reduced glucose and triglycerides levels, and lower blood pressure (systolic and diastolic) levels. Additionally, fewer migraineurs had hypertension and diabetes mellitus.

Standard carotid femoral PWV (PWV-cf) was 8.67 m/s in the no-migraine group, 8.11 m/s in the MO group and 8.01 m/s in the MA group. Unadjusted PWV-cf values significantly differed among the groups (p<0.001). However, this difference disappeared after controlling for mean arterial pressure: PWV-cf in NM vs MA (p=0.525) and vs MO (p=0.121).

Fully adjusted models also yielded nonsignificant coefficients for MO and MA: β, –0.079 and –0.162, respectively.

The present data should be evaluated prospectively in order to clarify the association of migraine with vascular risk, the researchers said.

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Stephen Padilla, 21 Jul 2017
Adherence to a beneficial lifestyle may significantly reduce the risk of chronic hypertension after hypertensive disorders of pregnancy (HDP) such as gestational hypertension and pre-eclampsia, a recent study suggests. Keeping a healthy weight appears to be critical in women with a history of HDP compared with those without such a history.
Natalia Reoutova, 4 days ago

MitraClip NTR and XTR systems are effective and well tolerated for primary mitral regurgitation (MR), as shown in the prospective, multicentre, single-arm, international, post-marketing, real-world, observational EXPAND study presented at the American College of Cardiology 2020/World Congress of Cardiology (ACC.20/WCC) virtual meeting.

Pearl Toh, 2 days ago
Taking ticagrelor alone — and dropping aspirin — after 3 months of DAPT* post-PCI** significantly reduced bleeding events without increasing the risk of ischaemic adverse events compared with continuing a DAPT of ticagrelor plus aspirin, the TICO*** trial has shown.
09 Jul 2017
The Dietary Approaches to Stop Hypertension (DASH) diet is effective in reducing uric acid concentrations and risks of gout in males, a new prospective cohort study reveals. In contrast, Western diets up the risk of gout.