Algis wrote:What else might be caused by CCSVI that we could be treating?
Just go to the emergency room; sit and shout "my jugulars hurts, help!!"...?
Now that is funny.
If people try it, please have camcorder to the ready..lol
Algis wrote:Just go to the emergency room; sit and shout "my jugulars hurts, help!!"...?
girlgeek33 wrote:Have you heard much about this? What do you think?
http://abcnews.go.com/GMA/OnCall/cuttin ... d=10693734
abcnews.go.com wrote:Optical Coherence Tomography, or OCT, approved by the FDA in April 2010, forms images by reflecting light inside blood vessels, which allows doctors to see 10 times more detail of an artery than the conventional ultrasound.
"When I first saw this, I was like, oh my God, this is unbelievable," said Costa, who was the first doctor to implement the OCT procedure after FDA approval. "It's like walking into a different world."
Seeing Details of the Heart
Before an angioplasty, cardiologists normally use an intravascular ultrasound to detect blockages. But OCT uses light, which travels faster than sound, to detect more precise details of the calcium buildup in the heart. After an angioplasty, OCT enables doctors to see whether tiny parts of stents, called struts, have been covered by tissue, or remain uncovered in the months after the stents have been put in place.
"Angiograms don't really tell the whole story because it doesn't show the plaque," said Dr. Jeffrey Moses, director of the center for interventional vascular therapy at New York-Presbyterian Hospital Columbia University Medical Center. "Ultrasounds have a certain resolution, and OCT has 10 times that resolution. That lets us see the artery in very fine detail; so we can define the actual plaque, how much fat there is [and] how much clot there is."
Nunzio wrote:Dear Dr. Sclafani,
I figured out why they did not find a problem in my left jugular vein I thought had a valve problem.
Dr. Galeotti explain this well: Valve cusps problems are easily identifiable by doppler but can be missed by contrast venography. Still those valve need to be dilated. See the following video starting at min 1.30.
FlashHack Posted: Sat May 22, 2010 8:48 am Post subject: Siskin
Very interesting. Dr. Siskin mentioned to me about finding people where CCSVI was detected by doppler US but not seen on the venogram. He spoke of it as a indication of how unreliable the doppler was, but this would seem to indicate that the venogram was the inaccurate one. Could this be what he encountered?
I think it is the combination of IVUS and venography that is working for me. .anyway, nothing is fool proof. Nothing is 100% accurate.
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