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Benefits from Theta Burst Stimulation in Post-stroke Rehabilitation: A Narrative Review

Dan Gao1, Mingyue Liu4, Bin Yang1, Mengya Liu1, Zhe Li1,2,3,*

1Department of Rehabilitation Medicine, The Fifth Affiliated Hospital of Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. 

2Key Laboratory of Rehabilitation Medicine in Henan, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. 

3Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine, Zhengzhou University, Zhengzhou, Henan, China. 

4Beijing Xiaotangshan Hospital, Beijing, China.

*Corresponding author: Zhe Li

Date: November 9,2023 Hits: 439


Stroke is an acute neurovascular central nervous system injury and often leads to neuronal death and permanent dysfunction. Its symptoms cover a variety of domains, such as motor dysfunction, unilateral neglect, aphasia, dysphagia, and cognitive impairment. As part of rehabilitation, an important task in post-stroke recovery is to relearn lost skills and regain as much independence as possible. Non-invasive brain stimulation, such as Theta burst stimulation (TBS), shows the potential to modify human brain plasticity for the rehabilitation of post-stroke patients. TBS is a patterned repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) produced on conventional rTMS, which has been increasingly used in clinical rehabilitation in recent years, since its first application in 2005. The ability of TBS to affect brain function in post-stroke patients in terms of molecular biology and neurophysiology has been demonstrated in relevant basic research studies. This article provides a review of the therapeutic principles of TBS and its clinical application in post-stroke rehabilitation, offering clinical reference.


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Benefits from Theta Burst Stimulation in Post-stroke Rehabilitation: A Narrative Review

How to cite this paper: Dan Gao, Mingyue Liu, Bin Yang, Mengya Liu, Zhe Li. (2023) Benefits from Theta Burst Stimulation in Post-stroke Rehabilitation: A Narrative Review. International Journal of Clinical and Experimental Medicine Research7(4), 544-550.

DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.26855/ijcemr.2023.10.005