What are the AHA/ASA guidelines on stroke prevention in women with a history of migraine?

Updated: Jan 10, 2016
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Because higher migraine frequency is associated with stroke risk, the AHA/ASA guidelines advise that treatments to reduce migraine frequency might be reasonable, although evidence is lacking that this treatment reduces the risk of first stroke. Women with migraine headaches with aura should also be encouraged to stop smoking in order to avoid increased risk of stroke [12]

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