Magnetic transcranial stimulation in non-haemorrhagic sylvian strokes: interest of facilitation for early functional prognosis

Electroencephalogr Clin Neurophysiol. 1995 Dec;97(6):349-54. doi: 10.1016/0924-980x(95)00127-7.


Magnetic transcranial stimulation was applied to 40 patients in the early stage of a non-haemorrhagic sylvian stroke. Results were evaluated with regards to the clinical outcomes at days 7, 30 and 90. The presence or absence of an early response had a critical prognostic significance. Response latency and amplitude parameters and the excitation threshold were of little value. Facilitation in patients unresponsive at rest was another determinant parameter since 9 out of 10 such cases ultimately recovered.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Aged
  • Aged, 80 and over
  • Cerebrovascular Disorders / physiopathology*
  • Electromyography
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Magnetics*
  • Male
  • Middle Aged
  • Prognosis
  • Reaction Time / physiology