fogdweller wrote:dania wrote:Dr Sclafani is there any way of preventing Intimal Hyperplasia? I have had the procedure done twice, Got some great improvements that disappeared after 1 week. With the third attempt all 3 veins are now 100% blocked. It seems usless to keep trying without addressing this problem first.
Dr. S., this is concerning. It seems to suggest that angioplasty might triggers hyperplasia which might totally clog up the veins.
I, too had improvements for a short time, 3 days or so, that faded. I am probably not worse now, but certainly not better. I had reason to believe that I had restenosed fairly quickly, perhaps with thrombosis ( does that happen?
yes, thrombosis can occur, especially without anticoagulation for protection in the short term. i think however, that elastic recoil is more likely. elastic recoili is the same as stretching a rubber band and then it recoils and forms its own size and shape.
Does thrombosis cause long term restenosis of sorts?). Is it possible that retreatment makes the problem worse?
thrombosis may cause complete obstruction of the vein.the body not only trys to clot, it tries to dissolve. So there are naturally occuring lytic agents that dissolve clot ad this disolved channel can become the interior of the vessel.