Katowice, Poland - balooning vs. stenting

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Katowice, Poland - balooning vs. stenting

Postby MAREK » Thu Feb 18, 2010 8:57 am

hello ... am proudly informing that I have been so lucky to make an appointment for my procedure surgery on 1 March, in Katowice ... have been thus so excited too about the outcome on my mobility ... my question though to those already after the Katowice surgery is: what does the doctors' choice: balooning or stenting depend on? on veins' condition solely? or maybe on patient's will? ... thanks for making me wiser on this
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Postby Mutley » Thu Feb 18, 2010 9:37 am

Hi MAREK,

I believe that the preference is for ballooning whenever possible. But if your particular issue wouldn’t benefit from ballooning (maybe the narrowing is too severe) you’d probably be offered a stent provided it could be done safely. I think safety overrides patient preference.

Best wishes.
Mutley goes to Poland 1st symptom was Optic Neuritis in 1998, DX RRMS Jan 2001, DX SPMS 2007. Last EDSS by doctor 7.5
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Postby Pepe » Thu Feb 18, 2010 10:43 am

Hi MAREK,

I agree with Mutley. After talking with the two doctors after the intervention...I am of the same mind...

This is a short text of the Dr. Simka's presentation last week in Canada: "Stenting only if absolutely needed (ballooning unsuccessful) and if safe (not for areas with changeable diameter during Valsalva"

I hope this help.
Pepe.
María was Dx RRMS 1996. SPMS since 2003; Dx CCSVI by Dr. Simka on Dec.-2009; Balloon angioplasty on Jan.-2010 in Katowice (Poland); Betaseron (2000-2009); Tysabri since June 2009. BBD since 2003. IBT since Jan.-2010.
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Postby MAREK » Thu Feb 18, 2010 11:38 am

thanks for the explainations ... this helps
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