The Article in the Annals of Neurology says towards the end that Dr Zamboni said in his new paper (J Vasc Surg)"there was very little improvement in patients,and it calls for caution – a reasonable approach."
Is the Article saying that Dr Zamboini now states that CCSVI treatment shows very little improvment in patients or is it that I am misreading the Article.
This is not a quote from Dr. Zamboni- that is Zivadinov's quote. None of Dr. Zamboni's patients have had relapses or progression, as long as their veins remain open. When Dr. Zamboni used angioplasty on MS patients in relapse, the relapses ceased within four hours-four days. Many patients had improvement in fatigue, headache, spasms, bladder control, sleep and other improvements.
These neurologists have focused on all of the negatives, without acknowledging the overwhelming evidence of the connection of venous insufficiency and MS progression. It is because of me that Dr. Dake got involved, and it's hard to read this...because I did it for my husband, and he is relapse and progression free, awake, working, living and healthy. It breaks my heart that two wonderful human beings had horrific complications (one directly connected to the stent procedure)...but that does not change the fact that Dr. Zamboni has discovered a remarkable connection of the veins and MS. As Marc said, Dr. Zamboni's angioplasty had no such complications, although restenosis occurred in almost 50% of the jugular veins.
There is more to learn. Scaring patients away from this discovery does not do justice to the revolutionary connection of CCSVI and MS.
Husband dx RRMS 3/07
dx dual jugular vein stenosis (CCSVI) 4/09
dual stents placed 5/09
CCSVI in MS