Which risk factors for stroke are correlated with migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Ischemic stroke may occur as a rare, but serious, complication of migraine. [71] In migraines with aura, hemorrhagic stroke is also a possible, but rare, complication. [72] Risk factors for stroke include the following:

  • Migraine with aura

  • Female sex

  • Cigarette smoking

  • Estrogen use


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