Atrial septal defect closure and migraine with aura: is there a correlation?

@article{Castellini2009AtrialSD,
  title={Atrial septal defect closure and migraine with aura: is there a correlation?},
  author={Paola Castellini and G Lambru and Gian Camillo Manzoni and Paola Torelli},
  journal={Neurological Sciences},
  year={2009},
  volume={30},
  pages={339-342}
}
Recently, some authors detected increased frequency or new onset of migraine with aura (MA) after atrial septal defect (ASD) closure. We report the effects of ASD closure on the occurrence of MA in three patients of Parma Headache Centre. Two of them developed MA after the procedure one had a worsening of pre-existing MA. The increased frequency or the de novo onset of MA after ASD closure may be related to the alteration of some physiological variables that play a central role in the… CONTINUE READING