Deep repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation with H-coil on lower limb motor function in chronic stroke: a pilot study Academic Article uri icon


  • Objectives To assess the efficacy of high-frequency (20Hz) brain stimulation on lower limb motor function in subjects with chronic (> 6mo) subcortical stroke. Design Double-blind, placebo-controlled crossover study. Setting University hospital. Participants Right-handed subjects (N= 10) affected by a first-ever subcortical stroke in the territory of the middle cerebral artery were included in this study. Interventions Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) was delivered with the H-coil, specifically designed to target deeper and larger brains regions. Each subject received both real and sham rTMS in a random sequence. The 2 rTMS cycles (real or sham) were composed of 11 sessions each, administered over 3 weeks and separated by a 4-week washout period. Main Outcome Measures Lower limb functions were assessed by the lower limb Fugl-Meyer scale, the …

publication date

  • June 1, 2014