Aura Migraines Raise Stroke Risk

Migraine with aura is associated with a twofold increased risk of ischemic stroke, finds a study published on BMJ.com. Migraines with Aura occurs when temporary visual or sensory disturbances are experienced before or during a migraine headache. The findings show that further risk factors for stroke among patients with migraine are being a woman, being young, being a smoker, and using contraceptives containing estrogen.

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