Hello. People on this forum are generally sold on the CCSVI theory. You'd be advised to get your hopes up here. Me, I'm a little more sceptical. I'd wait until the Buffalo study results were released, see if most MS patients do have venous problems, and then start thinking about getting my hopes up. I want it to be positive. But stenting a vein is not entirely safe -
arteries narrow wheras veins grow wider as they return to the heart which is where a disloged stent may end up, I think I'm right in saying.
I have started to attempt to get rid of iron. Dietry changes mentioned in this thread may be worth following up - http://www.thisisms.com/ftopict-10019.html
There are other threads here on thje CCSVI forum concerned with iron chelation.
Oh, and published studies indicate that CCSVI may not be of benefit to someone of your dad's disability level in the short term. It hasn't been around so long so it's impossible to say what the long term effects may be.
Biogen has been working on a drug for at least three years (I can't find a peer rated paper written before 2007 at any rate) which promotes, in theory, myelin growth and, I think axonal repair. Others are investigating different strategies to repair damage. Although these therapies are a long way off. it may be that CCSVI would arrest progress for your father's condition in preparation for such a therapy..
Apologies for my terrible username. I never thought I'd use the forum much when I registered..