NormB wrote:Greetings Dr Sclafani and all,
Sorry if this post might be offtrack but I have this idea that keeps bugging me for its possibility. Since it seems to be a fact that blood flows in the jugulars are restrained somewhat by either valves or stenonis, why can't one have a
miniature blood pump installed at the highest point possible on the main jugular vein?
To be more explicit the pump would draw blood from the brain and assist the heart with
just enough pressure as to not impede the main heart valve function or it could pulsate like
the heart when it feels the small pressure from the brain vein. The pressure from the pump could circumvent the valves and inflate the stenosed vein. Am I out of logic with this approach?
I know this is explained in a very simplistic way and I am not medically inclined but I
have some experience in pumping fluids and seen similar with water pumps.
Another thing the pump would obviously have a backflow valve. Maybe being setup
in an OR environment with an exterior pump for a certain time (a week?) might shape the valves and or the stenosed veins back to their proper or original setting.
I know it is very off the track but just thinking aloud for the experts to entertain the possibilities.
Btw sorry for my thinking in french and writing in english.
Take Care All
norm, being in love means never having to say you are sorry.
this is the thing of the future. hopefully we can figure out how to keep veins open, valves functioning