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Back from ultrasound test...

Postby Donnchadh » Wed Apr 14, 2010 3:06 pm

...and the technician doing the test said it looks just like before the liberation procedure. She found a collateral vein just 3mm beneath the skin!

So my hunch about re-stenosis seems to be correct. Will be seeing the IR on the 21st, and hope h will repeat the procedure but use stents this time.

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Postby SaintLouis » Wed Apr 14, 2010 8:36 pm

I'm "glad" to hear you most likely have re-stenosis, which would explain the return of some symptoms. I hope your IR is able to do something more permanent for you...maybe he could speak with Dr. Sclafani about the cutter-thingy he's been using as something to try if stents aren't what he wants to do? Good luck on the 21st.
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Postby costumenastional » Thu Apr 15, 2010 12:05 am

Good news friend. Go for it!
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Angioplasty says Prof Zamboni on 14 April 2010

Postby MarkW » Thu Apr 15, 2010 5:57 am

Hello Donnchadh,
My understanding was 'Angioplasty (PTA) said Prof Zamboni on 14 April 2010'. The seminar lasted nearly 2 hours and is a bit technical but I suggest you review it before demanding stents. Note - ballooning is safe to repeat.
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Re: Angioplasty says Prof Zamboni on 14 April 2010

Postby Donnchadh » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:16 am

MarkW wrote:Hello Donnchadh,
My understanding was 'Angioplasty (PTA) said Prof Zamboni on 14 April 2010'. The seminar lasted nearly 2 hours and is a bit technical but I suggest you review it before demanding stents. Note - ballooning is safe to repeat.
Good luck,
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If I can get the IR to insert stents, I definitely will. I am convinced that my "MS" or rather CCSVI started with a bad fall twenty years ago. I believe that the internal jugular veins have been permanently damaged as a direct result of that accident. My recent MRV shows a massive network of collateral veins developed as a bypass to the bilateral stenosis in the jugulars.

Also, there is the consideration of cost: each balloon procedure is mind blowingly expensive...I simply cannot afford to repeat this 3 or 4 times in the hope that one of them will "take." Better to use stents and be done with it.

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Postby Asher » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:16 am

Mark, you certainly are a man of the letter. If ballooning would be readily available and covered by insurance this would be a viable option. As it stands right now, I would go broke if I would need to repeatedly travel to Poland or India.
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Postby MarkW » Thu Apr 15, 2010 6:31 am

Hello Asher and Donnchadh,
I appreciate that ballooning is not cheap and is unlikely to be available from insurance/public medicine before the research is completed. You know the risks of stents so are most definitely 'informed patients'. Its your right to make the choice, in my view.
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MarkW

PS Note to self - I must do something more useful than the CCSVI chatroom, even if it is entertaining.
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