Migraine and stroke: a complex association with clinical implications

@article{Kurth2012MigraineAS,
  title={Migraine and stroke: a complex association with clinical implications},
  author={Tobias Kurth and Hugues Chabriat and Marie-Germaine Bousser},
  journal={The Lancet Neurology},
  year={2012},
  volume={11},
  pages={92-100}
}
  • Tobias Kurth, Hugues Chabriat, Marie-Germaine Bousser
  • Published 2012
  • Medicine
  • The Lancet Neurology
  • Migraine and stroke are two common and heterogeneous neurovascular disorders with complex relations. Data show no firm association between stroke and migraine without aura--by far the most common type of migraine--but a doubling of the risk of ischaemic stroke in people who have migraine with aura. Migraine with aura is characterised by a low brain threshold for cortical spreading depression, the biological substrate of the aura, which can be triggered by many factors, including specific… CONTINUE READING

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