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Headache Currents—Clinical Review
Migraine and Stroke: A Continuum of Association in Adults
Article first published online: 17 APR 2013
© 2013 American Headache Society
Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain
Volume 53, Issue 6, pages 1023–1027, June 2013
How to Cite
Alhazzani, A. and Goddeau, R. P. (2013), Migraine and Stroke: A Continuum of Association in Adults. Headache: The Journal of Head and Face Pain, 53: 1023–1027. doi: 10.1111/head.12115
- Issue published online: 30 MAY 2013
- Article first published online: 17 APR 2013
- Manuscript Accepted: 8 MAR 2013
- migraine-induced stroke;
- migraine-related stroke
Migraine and stroke are the most common neurovascular disorders affecting adults. Migraine, particularly with aura, is associated with increased stroke risk both during and between attacks; as such, migraine may be viewed as a potentially modifiable risk factor for stroke. The exact mechanism by which migraine can predispose to stroke remains uncertain.