Extremely Low Frequency Magnetic Fields in Acute Ischemic Stroke

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- males or females, aged over 18
- evidence of mono-hemispheric ischemic stroke confirmed by brain MRI
- first onset stroke patients
- onset of symptoms within 48 hours prior to enrollment
- National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score greater than 4
- patient is alert, medically stable according to the treating physician and able to follow simple verbal commands
- signed written informed consent prior to entry into the study

Exclusion Criteria

- acute intracranial hemorrhage confirmed by brain CT or MRI scan
- previous ischemic or hemorrhagic stroke
- seizure at the onset of stroke or a history of epilepsy
- contraindications to transcranial magnetic stimulation: implanted metallic parts of implanted electronic devices, including pacemakers,defibrillators, implanted medication pump, or implanted brain stimulator
- aneurysm clip or other metal in body
- life expectancy less than 3 months
- other serious illness, e.g., severe hepatic, cardiac, or renal failure, acute myocardial infarction, or complex disease that may confound treatment assessment
- women known to be pregnant, lactating or having a positive or indeterminate pregnancy test
- any condition that would prevent the subject from giving voluntary informed consent
- current participation in another study with an investigational drug or device