A Pilot Study to Determine the Safety and Efficacy of dual channel deep transcranial magnetic stimulation for the treatment of acute ischemic stroke patients

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Ben Gurion University of the Negev, Israel

Stroke is among the principal causes of death worldwide and even in the best-case scenario often leaves its sufferers with permanent disabilities. No current treatment exists to undo the resulting tissue damage and efforts to reduce the damage requires immediate intervention within hours of stroke onset. However, some function can be restored by commandeering the brain’s natural plasticity to amplify weakened connections or alternatively dampen overactive networks.

Although conventional stroke rehabilitation has the ability to improve the overall function of stroke victims, the functional outcomes are often of limited practical significance and after completing standard rehabilitation approximately 50–60% of patients still exhibit some degree of motor impairment and require at least partial assistance in activities of day-to-day living.

We propose evaluating the effects of multi-session paired associative stimulation (PAS) protocol using a dual channel Deep transcranial magnetic stimulation (Deep TMS™) system on the rehabilitation outcomes of acute ischemic stroke patients.

Contact information: Yaniv Paz- yanivpaz1984@gmail.com