Presenter: Sammy Ming Hin Lee, MD, PhD
Link to Presentation: Journal Club 28 June 2016
Is there an association between previous migraine and cryptogenic TIA or ischemic stroke in older patients?
Journal Club Article:
Li, L. et al. Age-specific association of migraine with cryptogenic TIA and stroke: Population-based study. Neurology, 2015 Oct 27;85(17):1444-51. PDF here: Li, et al
Consecutive cases with a first TIA or ischemic stroke in the first 10 years (April 1, 2002, to March 31, 2012) of the Oxford Vascular Study (OXVASC) were studied.
In this population-based study of stroke etiology stratified by age, migraine was most strongly associated with cryptogenic TIA and ischemic stroke, particularly at older ages, suggesting a causal role or a shared etiology.
The Journal Club’s discussion of pros and cons of the study are found in the above Presentation Link.