Harvard Heart Letter

Stroke and migraine: What's the link?

Individuals who experience painful migraine headaches that are preceded by the visual disturbances known as aura may be more vulnerable to stroke. The connection between migraine and stroke is complex, and researchers are still piecing together the many possible explanations for the connection. In the meantime, migraine suffers should be aware they may have a higher-than-average stroke risk and look for ways to minimize other factors that could increase their likelihood of stroke. 
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