I have migraines with aura which go away in 15-20 minutes. I do not get pain with these. I have read articles that some studies have been done which indicate that persons with migraine aura are more susceptible to strokes. What does your information tell us about this? Bonnie.
Data compiled from 14 studies show:
- The average stroke risk for all Migraineurs is 2.16 times that of people with out Migraine disease.
- Migraineurs with Migraine with aura have 2.27 times the risk of stroke of non-Migraineurs.
These statistics need to be kept in proportion though. The average stroke prevalence in women is 9 per 100,000. That means the prevalence in female Migraineurs is about 20 per 100,000.
For more information on this, please see Migraine and Stroke Risk.
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