Supported by Veterans Administration Medical Research and NIMH Grant MH26316.
Measures of Forehead and Finger Temperature, Frontalis EMG, Heart Rate and Finger Pulse Amplitude During and Between Migraine Headaches
Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 20, Issue 3, pages 134–136, May 1980
How to Cite
McArthur, D. L. and Cohen, M. J. (1980), Measures of Forehead and Finger Temperature, Frontalis EMG, Heart Rate and Finger Pulse Amplitude During and Between Migraine Headaches. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 20: 134–136. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.1980.hed2003134.x
- Issue online: 22 JUN 2005
- Version of Record online: 22 JUN 2005
- Accepted for Publication: November 9, 1979
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Finger and head temperature, frontalis electromyography (EMG), heart rate, and finger pulse amplitude (FPA) were measured from eight migraine headache patients both during and between migraine headaches. T-tests for correlated measures revealed significant differences between the headache-present and headache-free states in frontalis EMG and finger pulse amplitude, but not in the measures of temperature or heart rate. During headaches EMG was 260% greater while finger pulse amplitude constricted to about 25% of the headache-free estimates.