Normobaric hypoxia and nitroglycerin as trigger factors for migraine.

  title={Normobaric hypoxia and nitroglycerin as trigger factors for migraine.},
  author={Guus Geurt Schoonman and P. S. S{\'a}ndor and Reto M. Agosti and Massimiliano M Siccoli and Peter D B{\"a}rtsch and Michel D. Ferrari and Ralf Werner Baumgartner},
  journal={Cephalalgia : an international journal of headache},
  volume={26 7},
Migraine prevalence is increased in high-altitude populations and symptoms of acute mountain sickness mimic migraine symptoms. Here we tested whether normobaric hypoxia may trigger migraine attacks. As positive control we used nitrolgycerin (NTG), which has been shown to induce migraine attacks in up to 80% of migraineurs. Sixteen patients (12 females, mean age 28.9 +/- 7.2 years) suffering from migraine with (n = 8) and without aura (n = 8) underwent three different provocations (normobaric… CONTINUE READING


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