Effects of rTMS Based on Hemodynamic Activity for Language Recovery in Early Poststroke Aphasia


Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- 18-80 yrs old
- Right-handed
- Radiologically confirmed left hemisphere stroke within 6 months
- Fluent in Korean
- First ever stroke
- Non-fluent (motor-dominant) aphasia
- Written informed consent

Exclusion Criteria

- Previous medical histories of stroke, cerebral vascular operation,
- Seizure
- Patients with traumatic brain injury
- Unable to perform the language task
- Severe cognitive impairment (MMSE less than 16)
- Skin lesion in the stimulation site of scalp
- Metal implants in the body (cardiac pacemaker or aneurysm clip)
- Pregnancy, breastfeeding