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From migraine to stroke.
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PMID:  18781406     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
An association between migraine and ischemic stroke has been observed for many years but the exact mechanisms by which migraine can lead to stroke are currently still under investigation. Migraine seems to affect neurovascular factors and substances that increase the risk of stroke during and in between migraine attacks. Ischemic stroke can occur as a complication of an attack of migraine with aura. Epidemiological studies suggest that vascular risk factors are increased in migraineurs, thus increasing the incidence of stroke. Another important issue is a patent foramen ovale (PFO), which is a well-known risk factor for stroke and which, on the other hand, seems to be more frequent in migraineurs than in people without. The purpose of this review is to summarize the current literature linking the two neurological diseases: migraine and stroke.
Zaza Katsarava; Kasja Rabe; Hans-Christoph Diener
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Review    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Internal and emergency medicine     Volume:  3 Suppl 1     ISSN:  1828-0447     ISO Abbreviation:  -     Publication Date:  2008 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2008-10-15     Completed Date:  2008-12-05     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  101263418     Medline TA:  Intern Emerg Med     Country:  Italy    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  S9-16     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Neurology, University of Essen, Hufelandstrasse 55, 45122 Essen, Germany.
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MeSH Terms
Brain Ischemia / epidemiology,  etiology,  physiopathology*
Migraine with Aura / complications,  physiopathology*
Risk Factors
Stroke / epidemiology,  etiology,  physiopathology*
United States / epidemiology

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