Migraine And Atral Defects

Migraine With Aura Related to Closure of Atrial Septal Defects

While this is only a case report, and we generally do not allow single case studies to change clinical approaches, this one brings up an important consideration.  Research is starting to show a link between heart defects and migraines.  Many patients find relief of their migraines when the hole in the heart is closed.  But this is a case study of a patient that experienced a drastic increase in the frequency of her migraines after closure-a procedure that should show the opposite effect.

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