Ischemic Stroke

An ischemic stroke, the most common type of stroke, occurs when an artery in the brain becomes blocked due to a blood clot. This causes decreased blood flow to an area of the brain and absence of oxygen and nutrients which causes brain cells to die.

The Journal of Neurology, Neurosurgery and Psychiatry found that the relative risk of ischemic stroke is doubled in people who have migraine with aura compared to migraine-free individuals.1