Study Information

Purpose of Study

Women who experience migraines may have an increased risk of cardiovascular disease, and in some cases, an increased risk of stroke. The purpose of this study is to examine arterial health in the brain and other arteries in the body to determine if there are differences between women who get migraines and those who do not.

Lab

Cook Laboratory in the Centre for Neuroscience Studies and the Cardiovascular Stress Response Lab in Kinesiology.

Who is Conducting the Study?

Dr. DJ Cook (P.I), Nicole Cloverdale is the main contact.

Benefits to Participant

There are no direct benefits to the participant, but we hope this study will provide important information about vascular health in women who experience migraines.

Location

Centre for Neuroscience Studies (15 O'Kill St.), and the School of Kinesiology (28 Division St.) Kingston, ON

Compensation Info

Participants will be compensated $40.


Inclusion/Exclusion Criteria

Inclusion:
  1. Female
  2. 18-35 years old
  3. Women who suffer from migraines as well as those who do not (control participants)
Exclusion:
  1. Taking preventive migraine medication or other medications that may affect blood vessels
  2. Males

Participant Expectations

Testing takes 2.5-3 hours and includes a series of ultrasound examinations on the head and arm, along with some measures of blood pressure and pulse.

Times Available

Testing will occur in the mornings and timing is flexible. Scheduling is also dependent on menstrual cycle and will occur in the first 1-7 days of your cycle, where day one is the first day of your period. Please send an email via the contact researcher button below to set up a time.

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