In this newsflash we'll give an overview of the latest advancements in MRI-guided rTMS applications for patients who have suffered from a stroke
Globally over 13 million people will have a stroke each year. Patients of stroke are often left with various symptoms, such as problems with speaking, problems concentrating, and reduced functioning of the upper limbs.
Luckily, repetitive Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (rTMS) is turning out to be an efficient treatment for patients of stroke for multiple symptoms. Low-frequency rTMS of the contralesional primary motor cortex and high-frequency over the ipsilesional primary motor cortex has been stated to be improve recovery of the hand motor function in the post-acute stage after stroke. When using low frequency rTMS over the right hemispheres inferior frontal gyrus, non-fluent aphasia might improve in chronic stroke patients (Lefaucheur, 2020).