Unilateral Exertional Headache as a Symptom of Cardiac Ischemia
Article first published online: 5 JUN 2003
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 38, Issue 4, pages 315–316, April 1998
How to Cite
Lance, J. W. and Lambros, J. (1998), Unilateral Exertional Headache as a Symptom of Cardiac Ischemia. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 38: 315–316. doi: 10.1046/j.1526-4610.1998.3804315.x
- Issue published online: 5 JUN 2003
- Article first published online: 5 JUN 2003
- Accepted for publication July 2, 1997.
- Cited By
- exertional headache;
- cardiac pain
A 62-year-old man developed right frontal headache after mild exercise, relieved promptly by rest. Treadmill exercise (stress testing) demonstrated ST depression on the electrocardiogram as the headache appeared. The exertional headaches were cured by coronary bypass surgery. Possible mechanisms for this unusual pain referral pattern are discussed.