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Cardiac cephalalgia presented with a thunderclap headache and an isolated exertional headache: report of 2 cases.
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PMID:  20714954     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
Headache could be the only manifestation of a myocardial infarction or angina pectoris. The recognition of myocardial ischemia as the cause of headache is important in clinical practice. We report two cases of cardiac cephalalgia, defined as headache attributed to myocardial ischemia. The first patient presented with a thunderclap headache probably secondary to a myocardial ischemia and the second patient presented with isolated headaches secondary to angina pectoris triggered by exertions. The clinical presentations of cardiac cephalalgia are highly variable and the most consistent feature is severe in intensity. Cardiac cephalalgia should be considered one of the differential diagnoses of exertional headache and thunderclap headache when the patient is older or has cardiovascular risk factors.
Pei-Yu Cheng; Hiu-Ngar Sy; Wei-Liang Chen; Yen-Yu Chen
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Acta neurologica Taiwanica     Volume:  19     ISSN:  1028-768X     ISO Abbreviation:  Acta Neurol Taiwan     Publication Date:  2010 Mar 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-08-20     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9815355     Medline TA:  Acta Neurol Taiwan     Country:  China (Republic : 1949- )    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  57-61     Citation Subset:  IM    
Division of Endocrinology and Metabolism, Department of Internal Medicine, Changhua Christian Hospital, Changhua, Taiwan.
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