Shared genetics underlie susceptibility to the triad of migraine, stroke, and cervical arterial dissection


  • Genetics analyses reveal extensive biologic commonality between migraine and cervical artery dissection.

Why this matters ?

  • Migraine, stroke, and cervical artery dissection are a triad of cerebrovascular disorders with vascular involvement; however, the extent of their shared genetics is unknown.

  • The findings of this unique study provide further insights into the vascular mechanisms leading to susceptibility to the three brain disorders which could ultimately lead to improved detection and treatment.