Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica

Acta Academiae Medicinae Sinica ›› 2015, Vol. 37 ›› Issue (2): 147-151.doi: 10.3881/j.issn.1000-503X.2015.02.003

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Incidences of Aortic and Mitral Valve Strands in Patients with Migraine with Aura

Ya-nan ZHAI1, Yue LI1(), Li-qun WEI1, Mei-qing ZHANG2, Hong-quan LU1, Li ZHANG1   

  1. 1Department of Ultrasound,Chinese PLA General Hospital,Beijing 100853,China
    2Department of Cardiology,First Affiliated Hospital of Chinese PLA General Hospital,Beijing 100048,China
  • Received:2014-06-24 Online:2015-02-28 Published:2015-05-01

Abstract: ObjectiveTo analyze the potential association between valvular strands and migraine with aura.MethodsDuring a 1-year period,transesophageal echocardiography was performed in 51 consecutive patients with migraine with aura and 75 control subjects who underwent transesophageal echocardiography for other purposes and had no history of migraine.The presence of aortic and mitral valve strands was evaluated.ResultsThe incidence of valvular strands was 21.5%(11/51)in migraine patients and 28.0%(21/75)in control subjects(χ2=0.663,P=0.416).The incidence of patent foramen ovale was significantly higher in patients with migraine with aura than in control subjects(50.9% vs.29.3%)(χ2=6.302,P=0.012).The incidence of aortic valve strands was significantly higher than that of mitral valve strands in migraine patients(χ2=4.320,P=0.038).ConclusionValvular strands are not associated with migraine with aura and show little clinical significance.

Key words: valvular strands, echocardiography, migraine with aura

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