Migraine and Stroke: A Continuum of Association in Adults


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Address all correspondence to A. Alhazzani, Department of Medicine, College of Medicine, King Khalid University, Abha PO Box 641, Postal 61421, Saudi Arabia, email: alhazzani@kku.edu.sa.


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.