The Association of Migraine with Ischemic Stroke

  title={The Association of Migraine with Ischemic Stroke},
  author={Tobias Kurth},
  journal={Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports},
  • T. Kurth
  • Published 27 February 2010
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
Migraine is a common, chronic–intermittent primary headache disorder affecting mostly women. The migraine pathophysiology involves both the neuronal and vascular systems, and in some patients, transient neurologic symptoms occur, which are known as migraine aura. A large body of literature supports an association between migraine and ischemic stroke, which is apparent mostly in young women with migraine with aura. Further increased risks have been observed particularly in smokers and women who… 

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