Improving SWAllowing After Stroke With Transcranial Direct Current Stimulation "iSWAT"


Phase 1/2 Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- acute stroke (ischemic / hemorrhagic) with dysphagia

Exclusion Criteria

- major swallowing impairment before the stroke
- troubles of comprehension impairing communication
- major cognitive dysfunction, neuro-degenerative disease, or major psychiatric condition (e.g. depression, Alzheimer's disease, …)
- very unstable health issue (e.g. severe cardiac dyscfct, end-stage renal failure, unstable diabetes, …)
- intracranial metal and/or devices excluding tDCS application
- chronic intake of major drugs modifying brain activity (e.g. AEDs, antipsychotics)
- regular use of alcohol or recreative drugs
- epilepsy
- pregnancy