Faulty valve

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Faulty valve

Postby jamit » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:20 pm

Novice as I am but here goes:

Can a faulty valve in a vein with stenosis be "repaired" by simply balooning the vein or does it always require additional repair?
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Don't know about "always"

Postby fiddler » Thu Jun 03, 2010 3:54 pm

In my case my faulty valve required a stent since ballooning didn't look like it was going to allow enough blood flow. I'm not sure what the usual case would be, but I suspect stents may normally be required to keep malfunctioning valves open.
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Postby Cece » Thu Jun 03, 2010 4:15 pm

I think it depends on what's wrong with the valve. But yes, doctors are treating valves with balloon angioplasty so I imagine it must be doing something!
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Postby jamit » Thu Jun 03, 2010 9:02 pm

It sure is a lot more complicated than I thought when starting to read about ccsvi here a year ago and I certainly worry about the outcome, but I am in the same boat as many here, my quality of life is dwindling rapidly so it is still worth the risk to me.

I should think it is actually more complicated for us somewhat older folks as I assume like with anything else bodywise the veins get more and more screwed up with age even without ms.
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Postby 1eye » Thu Jun 03, 2010 10:04 pm

Maybe the valve was the only thing holding it open. Acting like a built-in stent? But when ballooned it weakened too much?
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