Age of migraine onset is associated with stroke risk in late life

Takeaway

  • This 20-year, prospective, longitudinal, community-based study found that migraineurs with visual aura (MA) with onset ≥50 years old have a significantly higher stroke risk compared with individuals without headache.

Why this matters

  • Contrary to previous findings, this study affirms the importance of considering age of migraine onset when assessing cardiovascular and stroke risk in MA.