Women's Heart Advisor October 2013 Issue

Migraines May Signal a Stroke, but Blood Pressure Control Helps

If you suffer from migraine with aura, you may be at risk of a brain attack.

Stroke is a scary word. Often referred to as a “brain attack,” a stroke happens when blood flow to a part of the brain stops. And, if this blood flow is stopped for longer than a few seconds, the delivery of blood and oxygen is halted, causing brain cells to die and leading to permanent damage.

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