Cardiac Risk Minimal for Migraine Patients Using Triptans

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Durham, N.C. - It is not necessary to perform cardiac stress tests for first-time users of the class of migraine drugs known as triptans, even though concerns have been raised about the drugs' possible relationship with cardiac disease, according to Duke University Medical Center researchers who have analyzed data on the drugs' effects.

Clinicians prescribe triptans such as Imitrex

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