Microemboli May Link Spreading Depression, Migraine Aura, and Patent Foramen Ovale

Nozari A., Dilekoz E. , Sukhotinsky I., Stein T., Eikermann-Haerter K., Liu C., ...More

ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY, vol.67, no.2, pp.221-229, 2010 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Doi Number: 10.1002/ana.21871
  • Title of Journal : ANNALS OF NEUROLOGY
  • Page Numbers: pp.221-229


Objective: Patent foramen ovale and pulmonary arteriovenous shunts are associated with serious complications such as cerebral emboli, stroke, and migraine with aura. The pathophysiological mechanisms that link these conditions are unknown. We aimed to establish a mechanism linking microembolization to migraine aura in an experimental animal model.