Prevalence and characterization of headache associated with ischemic stroke

Takeaway

  • Headache associated with ischemic stroke (HAIS) is common, with varying prevalence and risk among diverse populations.

Why this matters

  • HAIS can contribute to poststroke morbidity, but it is often undertreated, and epidemiologic and outcome-based studies to guide treatment are lacking.

  • Systematic review and meta-analysis of available studies may provide information to guide HAIS recognition and treatment.