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Vascular headaches

Vascular headaches

Overview

Migraine is the most common vascular headache. Vascular headaches are caused by blood vessel abnormalities, which by turn constrict and open blood vessels in the head.

Review Date 7/27/2008

Updated by: Daniel B. Hoch, PhD, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Harvard Medical School, Department of Neurology, Massachusetts General Hospital. Also reviewed by David Zieve, MD, MHA, Medical Director, A.D.A.M., Inc.