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March 15, 2022

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  • Managing Migraine in the Emergency Department

    When a patient with a self-identified migraine presents to the emergency department, the emergency physician is tasked with sorting through the history to ensure that the diagnosis is correct, to reasonably exclude other causes of an acute headache, initiate treatment, assess the response, and make an appropriate disposition for the patient, with referral to primary care or specialists as needed. This article will focus on the acute treatment of migraines in the emergency department.