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Keywords:

  • stroke;
  • patent foramen ovale;
  • migraine

The association between patent foramen ovale, ischemic stroke, and migraine with aura is well known. It is, however, complicated and generates a considerable debate about the features and clinical consequences of the phenomenon. We report a case of a woman for whom patent foramen ovale has possibly acted as an inducer of both migraine attacks and ischemic stroke.