What are contraindications for the use of the Cerena Transcranial Magnetic Stimulator (Cerena TMS) to treat migraine headache?

Updated: Oct 21, 2019
  • Author: Jasvinder Chawla, MD, MBA; Chief Editor: Helmi L Lutsep, MD  more...
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Contraindications and precautions regarding the use of the Cerena TMS include the following [84, 85] :

  • Do not use for patients with any metal in the head, neck, or upper body that is attracted by a magnet

  • Do not use for patients with an active implanted medical device (eg, pacemaker, deep brain stimulator)

  • Do not use for patients with suspected/diagnosed epilepsy or who have a personal or family history of seizures


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