From The Headache Institute, New York (Drs. Broner, Lay, Newman); and Montefiore Medical Center, Department of Neurology, Bronx, New York (Dr. Swerdlow).
Thunderclap Headache as the Presenting Symptom of Myocardial Infarction
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 47, Issue 5, pages 724–725, May 2007
How to Cite
Broner, S., Lay, C., Newman, L. and Swerdlow, M. (2007), Thunderclap Headache as the Presenting Symptom of Myocardial Infarction. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 47: 724–725. doi: 10.1111/j.1526-4610.2007.00795_1.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Accepted for publication February 12, 2007.
- cardiac cephalalgia;
- thunderclap headache;
- myocardial infarction
Headache as the presenting symptom of myocardial ischemia has been reported in more than 20 cases. These headaches have been described as of gradual onset, associated with exertion and with EKG changes. We present herein the first case of thunderclap headache occurring at rest as the sole symptom of an acute myocardial infarction.