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Headache, an almost universal human experience, is one of the most common complaints encountered in medicine and neurology. Described and categorized since antiquity, with the first classification by Aretaeus of Cappadocia, other classifications followed. The evaluation of this condition may be straightforward or challenging, and, though often benign, headache may prove to be an ominous […]

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Migraine Headache and Ischemic Stroke Risk: An Updated Meta-analysis

A history of migraine headache is associated with a 2-fold increased risk of ischemic stroke. Ischemic stroke risk may be further increased in patients with aura and in women. Risk factor reduction should be considered in high-risk patients who have other modifiable stroke risk factors. Abstract Background Observational studies, including recent large cohort studies that […]

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