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Migraine and stroke.

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An association between migraine and ischemic stroke has been observed for many years but exact mechanisms by which migraine can lead to stroke are currently still under investigation. Migraine is related to stroke in several ways. First, ischemic stroke can develop as a complication of an attack of migraine with aura (so called migraineous infarction). Second, epidemiological studies suggest that migraine with aura is a risk factor for ischemic stroke. Third, a patent foramen ovale (PFO) is a well known risk factor for stroke and on the other hand, seems to be associated with migraine with aura. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature linking the two neurological diseases: migraine and stroke. For many years, migraine and cerebral ischemic stroke have been linked together. The association between these two diseases is multidimensional and rather complex.

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Name: Journal of the neurological sciences
ISSN: 1878-5883
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A class of disabling primary headache disorders, characterized by recurrent unilateral pulsatile headaches. The two major subtypes are common migraine (without aura) and classic migraine (with aura or neurological symptoms). (International Classification of Headache Disorders, 2nd ed. Cephalalgia 2004: suppl 1)

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