Post-Stroke Aphasia and Repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) Treatment Study "PART"

Recruiting

Phase N/A Results N/A

Eligibility Criteria

Inclusion Criteria

- Age ≥ 19 years
- LMCA stroke as indicated by the presence of aphasia and MRI lesion in the LMCA distribution
- Moderate aphasia (Token Test score between 40th and 90th percentile)
- Fluency in English
- Provision of written informed consent by the patient and/or the next of kin

Exclusion Criteria

- Age less than 18 years
- Underlying degenerative or metabolic disorder or supervening medical illness
- Severe depression or other psychiatric disorder
- Positive pregnancy test in women of childbearing age
- Any contraindication to MRI/fMRI at 3T (i.e., intracranial metal implants, claustrophobia)
- Any contraindication to nerTMS (e.g., seizures or epilepsy)