migraine and stroke in young women: case-control study

Last reviewed 07/2021

This case-control study included 291 women, aged 20-44, who had suffered an ischaemic or haemorrhagic stroke and compared them with 736 age and hospital-matched controls.

A questionaire was completed by each patient concerning headaches and the presence of putative risk factors for stroke.


  • 1) Chang, CL. Donaghy, M. et al. (1999). Migraine and stoke in young women: case-control study. BMJ, 318:13-18.