Skip to main content
padlock icon - secure page this page is secure

Migraine Headaches and Preeclampsia: An Epidemiologic Review

Buy Article:

$52.00 + tax (Refund Policy)

Objective.—To summarize and evaluate available empirical research on the relationship between migraines and gestational hypertension or preeclampsia and to provide direction for future research in this area.

Background.—Migraines affect a substantial proportion of reproductive-aged women and have been associated with cardiovascular risk factors and ischemic disease in this population. Preeclampsia is a vascular disorder of pregnancy, also linked to adverse cardiovascular outcomes.

Methods.—Publications were identified by a MEDLINE search using keywords “migraine,”“preeclampsia,” and “gestational hypertension,” and by examination of the reference lists of identified articles.

Results.—The literature review yielded 10 studies addressing the association between migraines and preeclampsia or gestational hypertension. Of the 10 studies, 8 reported a positive association between the syndromes.

Conclusions.—Available evidence suggests that migraines and preeclampsia may reflect an underlying predisposition toward ischemic injury. More rigorous epidemiologic research is warranted, after consideration of several important methodologic issues.

No References
No Citations
No Supplementary Data
No Article Media
No Metrics

Keywords: gestational hypertension; migraine; preeclampsia; pregnancy

Document Type: Research Article

Publication date: May 1, 2006

  • Access Key
  • Free content
  • Partial Free content
  • New content
  • Open access content
  • Partial Open access content
  • Subscribed content
  • Partial Subscribed content
  • Free trial content
Cookie Policy
Cookie Policy
Ingenta Connect website makes use of cookies so as to keep track of data that you have filled in. I am Happy with this Find out more