Duration of Migraine Is Associated with Cardiac Diastolic Dysfunction

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Ekici B., Unal-Cevik I., Akgul-Ercan E., Morkavuk G., Yakut Y., Erkan A. F.

PAIN MEDICINE, vol.14, no.7, pp.988-993, 2013 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 14 Issue: 7
  • Publication Date: 2013
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/pme.12105
  • Journal Name: PAIN MEDICINE
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.988-993
  • Hacettepe University Affiliated: Yes


Objective. Migraine is a common type of headache accompanied or preceded by signs of central and autonomic nervous system dysfunction. Autonomic dysfunction has been suggested to be a potential contributor to impaired cardiac diastolic function. Cardiac diastolic dysfunction is characterized by normal left ventricular contractility but impaired ventricular relaxation. It is a growing clinical entity implicated in morbidity and mortality due to heart failure. The aim of this study was to determine if any relationship exists between migraine and diastolic dysfunction.