Hello and respectfully,
I am someone who just saw the doctors at Georgetown. I was not favorable toward stenting, at least not at this point. However, after it is properly tested and studied, it may prove to be an option.
Dr. Zamboni simply redid the angioplasty procedure. At this juncture he is not in favor of stents. The veins are something like elastic, you stretch them out a few times and then they stay open. The procedure has to be repeated several times, but eventually it works. That is how Zamboni has proceeded with this.
Georgetown is doing solely Angioplasty at this point, and will repeat this should the veins restenosis. At this point they are not stenting which i am cool with.
However, I was advised at Georgetown by Dr. Lee to keep an open mind regarding stenting as we are at the very beginning of properly treating MS as a vascular condition and we do not know what will be developed.
Someone I know had Liberation and stenting in Connecticut due to a special exception the vein would not stay open. However, she did not take it easy, was testing the limits of what she could do, jumping around even and within a week the stent slipped and her veins closed up again. They had to go in again and redo the operation.
I really think for those who are getting stents, they need to take it easy and not over do it. Stents really CAN slip.
For myself, dependent on what they find, I will be going to route of Angio plasty only. If in the future a protocol for stent use is thoroughly developed, I would consider them.
please be careful
I know we all believe in this and want so much to get better. If liberated, lets take baby steps and prove the efficacy of this . . that way we don't give fuel to the adversaries of CCSVI to blast their propaganda.