Assessment of safety and feasibility of non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation for treatment of acute stroke

Creative Commons License

Arsava E. M., Topcuoglu M. A., Ay I., Özdemir A. Ö., Gungor I. L., Isikay C. T., ...More

BRAIN STIMULATION, vol.861, no.22, pp.1935-1955, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 861 Issue: 22
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.brs.2022.10.012
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Scopus, BIOSIS, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo, Directory of Open Access Journals
  • Page Numbers: pp.1935-1955
  • Keywords: Acute stroke, Vagus nerve, Stimulation, Safety, Randomized trial, FOCAL CEREBRAL-ISCHEMIA, REDUCES INFARCT SIZE, MIGRAINE, INJURY, TISSUE, MODEL
  • Eskisehir Osmangazi University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Non-invasive vagus nerve stimulation (nVNS) using a hand-held stimulator placed on the neck is an FDA-approved treatment for primary headache disorders. The safety of nVNS is unknown in stroke patients.