Headache caused by ischaemic stroke and persisting for more than 3 months after the stroke has stabilized.
- Headache previously diagnosed as 220.127.116.11 Acute headache attributed to ischaemic stroke (cerebral infarction), and fulfilling criterion C
- The ischaemic stroke has stabilized, spontaneously or through treatment
- Headache has persisted for >3 months after stabilization of the ischaemic stroke
- Not better accounted for by another ICHD-3 diagnosis.
A few studies have documented headaches meeting the criteria for 18.104.22.168 Persistent headache attributed to past ischaemic stroke (cerebral infarction). Research is needed to identify risk factors for such persistent headache; previous history of 1. Migraine may play a role, as may anxiety/depression.