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The Association between Migraine and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study

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Department of Rehabilitation, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei 11220, Taiwan
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Division of Medical Research & Education, Cheng Hsin General Hospital, Taipei 11220, Taiwan
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Department of Emergency Medicine, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 11490, Taiwan
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Department of Medical Research, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 11490, Taiwan
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School of Public Health, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 11490, Taiwan
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Taiwanese Injury Prevention and Safety Promotion Association, Taipei 11490, Taiwan
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Department of Surgery, Division of Cardiovascular Surgery, Tri-Service General Hospital, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 11490, Taiwan
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Department of Physiology and Biophysics, Graduate Institute of Physiology, National Defense Medical Center, Taipei 11490, Taiwan
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These authors contributed equally to this work.
Academic Editors: Cesar Fernández-de-las-Peñas and Karel Allegaert
Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(8), 4389; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084389
Received: 27 March 2021 / Revised: 15 April 2021 / Accepted: 18 April 2021 / Published: 20 April 2021
(This article belongs to the Section Health Care Sciences & Services)
Previous studies have indicated that patients with migraine have a higher prevalence of risk factors known to be associated with cardiovascular diseases. There are also shared epidemiology and molecular mechanisms between migraine and abdominal aortic aneurysm (AAA). We hypothesized that patients with migraine could have an increased risk of AAA. To test this hypothesis, we used the National Health Insurance Research Database (NHIRD) to evaluate whether associations exist between migraine and AAA. The data for this nationwide population-based retrospective cohort study were obtained from the NHIRD in Taiwan. The assessed study outcome was the cumulative incidence of AAA in patients with migraine during a 15-year follow-up period. Among the 1,936,512 patients from the NHIRD, 53,668 (2.77%) patients were identified as having been diagnosed with migraine. The patients with migraine had a significantly higher cumulative risk of 3.558 of developing an AAA 5 years after the index date compared with the patients without migraine. At the end of the 15-year follow-up period, a significantly higher incidence of AAA (0.98%) was observed in the patients with migraine than in those without migraine (0.24%). We revealed an association between the development of migraine and AAA. View Full-Text
Keywords: abdominal aortic aneurysm; migraine; cardiovascular diseases; National Health Insurance Research Database abdominal aortic aneurysm; migraine; cardiovascular diseases; National Health Insurance Research Database
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Lin, J.-Y.; Tung, C.-S.; Wang, J.-C.; Chien, W.-C.; Chung, C.-H.; Lin, C.-Y.; Tsai, S.-H. The Association between Migraine and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 4389. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084389

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Lin J-Y, Tung C-S, Wang J-C, Chien W-C, Chung C-H, Lin C-Y, Tsai S-H. The Association between Migraine and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(8):4389. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084389

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Lin, Jou-Yu, Che-Se Tung, Jen-Chun Wang, Wu-Chien Chien, Chi-Hsiang Chung, Chih-Yuan Lin, and Shih-Hung Tsai. 2021. "The Association between Migraine and Abdominal Aortic Aneurysms: A Nationwide Population-Based Cohort Study" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 8: 4389. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph18084389

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