Cluster Headache Overview
Episodic and chronic cluster headache
There are 2 types of cluster headache: episodic and chronic. Most sufferers—80%-90%–have episodic cluster headache. While episodic cluster headache has alternating periods with or without attacks, chronic cluster headache normally lasts more than 1 year with no remission or remission that’s less than one month.1
Episodic cluster headache
Chronic cluster headache
Patients are looking for new treatments
Despite the debilitating nature of cluster headache, many patients are not optimally treated with current options, and they need new treatments. A recent survey revealed deep dissatisfaction among cluster headache sufferers.2*
In addition, 71.1% of respondents felt their current acute treatments were not easy or convenient to use2
80% of respondents said safety was a concern in selecting a treatment option2
All respondents expressed a desire for new acute treatments2
*Survey conducted in October 2016 to assess the impressions and perspectives on current treatments and interest in new acute treatment options. A total of 291 subjects participated in the survey, with 177 of them suffering from episodic cluster headaches and 111 suffering from chronic cluster headaches, and 3 patients refrained from answering this question.
References: 1. Rossi P, Whelan J, Craven A, Ruiz De La Torre E. What is cluster headache? Fact sheet for patients and their families. A publication to mark Cluster Headache Day 2016. Funct Neurol. 2016;31(3):181-183. 2. Data on file. electroCore, LLC.