Possible Relief from Multiple Sclerosis
Visualizing the liberation procedure for Multiple Sclerosis
Inflating Tiny Ballon Inside Twisted Veins in Neck Provides Relief
Possible Multiple Sclerosis Relief
Dr. Paolo Zamboni coined the term CCSVI to describe the compromise blood flow in the brain, but do many understand exactly how the procedure works? The above YouTube video posted by Dr. Zamboni, describes the blood flow of patient without multiple sclerosis (MS) and patient with the malady.
Doctor Zamboni reported in that inflating a tiny ballon inside twisted veins in the neck provided relief from multiple sclerosis. He created a sensation that caused many doctors to be questioned by their patietents. The posted YouTube caused doctors to play catch-up. The PatientsLikeMe.com (online community) boasted news of his research.
The idea surgically straightening crooked veins would benefit degenerative nerve problems was huge. Zamboni has said his findings should be subjected to more rigorous clenical reviews and testing. MS affects about a quarter of a million people in the United States. Many MS patients began to ask for the unproved treatment.
Doctors could not resist trying the unproven procedure. Most MS experts believe at this time it is a risky proposition. Technology has presented doctors with a delimina: how to temper enthusiasm for experimental procedures or therapies. Aaron Miller, a professor of neurology at Mount Sinai School of Medicine and Chief Medical Officer for the National MS Society says, "You can never blame people for being excited about something that sounds like good news, especially when they have a serious disease." He adds, "...they have a very major risk in leading patients to embark on therapeutic courses that are not necessaily appropriate for them or haven't been established as being scientifically valid."
What Does the Procedure Do?
The operation straitens out and puff up crooked and collasped veins in neck is called venoplasty. It is similar to cardiuac angioplasty. Some possible side effects are blood clots, infections, and internal bleeding. An insertion into a vein in the pelvis with a thin, spagetti like catheter is threaded up a vein near the spine and into the neck, where a ballon is inflated to pop the neck vein back to its normal shape. Veins are more pliable than arteries and often regain their shape within months after venoplasty, which requires multiple procedures.
Dr. Zamboni says a close look at the characteristics plaques of scar tissue that lend the desease its name shows they typically cluster around blood vessels. Zamboni feels that is the key. He notes veins are flexible and can get twisted, slowing the rate of blood flow and potentially leaving waste and compounds such as iron to accumulate in the brian. He wonders if the buildup triggers an inflammatory respons... the infflammation could target the mylin wrapping the nerves, similar to the mechanism myelopathies, a degerative condition of the spinal cord, that is similar pathlogically to MS.