From the Departments of Clinical Neurology (Drs. Riederer and Wessely); Childhood and Adolescent Neuropsychiatry (Dr. Kaya); Radiology (Dr. Plank); and Cardiology (Dr. Gabriel), Medical University of Vienna, Währinger Gürtel, Vienna, Austria.
Migraine With Aura Related to Closure of Atrial Septal Defects
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2005
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 45, Issue 7, pages 953–956, July 2005
How to Cite
Riederer, F., Kaya, M., Christina, P., Harald, G. and Peter, W. (2005), Migraine With Aura Related to Closure of Atrial Septal Defects. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 45: 953–956. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2005.05166_2.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2005
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2005
- Accepted for publication February 10, 2005.
- migraine with aura;
- transcutaneous closure;
- secundum atrial septal defect
A 27-year-old woman had a history of migraine with aura (MWA) since aged 13 years with mostly two attacks per year. After transcutaneous closure of a secundum atrial septal defect (ASD) she suffered from almost daily recurring migraine attacks with prolonged aura symptoms. Exacerbation and new appearance of migraine attacks with aura after transcutaneous closure of ASD have been described previously.