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Does anybody know anything about scintillating scotoma relationship to later tia or stroke?

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Dr. Bennett Werner
Cardiology 45 years experience
Not a TIA or stroke: With the understanding that anything is possible, a scintillating scotoma is generally indicative of temporary arterial spasm as occurs in the prodrome to a migraine headache. Migraines are not a risk factor for future stroke to the best of my knowledge.
Dr. Khamid Bakhadirov
Neurology 19 years experience
MIgraine: Scintillating scotoma is a common symptom of migraine. Migraines are believed to marginally increase risk of strokes and tias later in life. Unfortunately there is not much data about this.

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