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Hormonal contraceptives and the risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine: a new international consensus

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The paper is devoted to the safe use of hormonal contraception in women with migraine, an urgent interdisciplinary problem daily faced by gynecologists, neurologists, and specialists in headache diagnosis and treatment. It gives information on the prevalence of migraine, the risk of ischemic stroke and other cardiovascular disorders in women with different types of migraine, including those receiving contraception and hormone replacement therapy. The paper presents the main provisions of the new interdisciplinary consensus «Hormonal contraceptives and the risk of ischemic stroke in women who have migraine», which are recommended to be taken into account by specialists of any profile when prescribing hormonal therapy to women with migraine in order to avoid cardiovascular events.

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E. V. Ekusheva
Academy of Postgraduate Education «Federal Research and Clinical Center for Specialized Medical Care Types and Medical Technologies, Federal Biomedical Agency of Russia»
Russian Federation
91, Volokolamskoe Shosse, Moscow 125371

M. I. Karpova
South Ural State Medical University, Ministry of Health of Russia
Russian Federation
64, Vorovsky St., Chelyabinsk 454092

V. V. Osipova
I.M. Sechenov First Moscow State Medical University (Sechenov University), Ministry of Health of Russia; Z.P. Solovyev Research and Practical Center of Psychoneurology, Moscow Healthcare Department; OOO «University Clinic of Headache»
Russian Federation

8, Trubetskaya St., Build. 2, Moscow 119991;

43, Donskaya St., Moscow 115419;

2, Molodogvardeiskaya St., Build. 1, Moscow 121467


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Ekusheva E.V., Karpova M.I., Osipova V.V. Hormonal contraceptives and the risk of ischemic stroke in women with migraine: a new international consensus. Neurology, Neuropsychiatry, Psychosomatics. 2019;11(3):11-15. (In Russ.)

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