Shea wrote:If the doctor recommends a stent and you refuse a stent...what results should you expect from your angioplasty alone? I believe that you are back to step one minus $5,000 for the venogram and the angioplasty.
Shea wrote:In the end, it's a personal choice and I think it's best to discuss your feelings with the doctor beforehand. Good luck and hopefully angioplasty is all that is needed.
Billmeik wrote:another consideration is the diameter of the stent. They are using 12mm in poland these days..that won't migrate but is almost twice the size of the vein..and whether its over a valve. Mine was.
JoyIsMyStrength wrote:Here's what I would like to know: How many have had balloon angio only (no stents) and seeing sustained improvements?
newfie-girl wrote:Interrupted: I too have concerns about using stents. I have an appointment for Aug. 24th with Dr. Siskin and it is my understanding that he will stent if he deems it necessary, however, I am not comfortable nor convinced that we know enough about CCSVI using stents and like you I AM QUITE NERVOUS about the possability that Dr. Siskin may find it necessary in my case.
I read here somewhere that if a doc wants to stent and the patient is not willing to go along with the decision then perhaps we should seek another doc? I personally will be e-mailing Dr. Siskin and discuss this with him in more detail and only hope that he will respect my concerns/reservations about this very important topic.
I would feel better if we had more research on stents and the proper stent were developed specifically for veins, there is still so much to learn and we have to consider the implications of stenting down the road as an option, I want to be liberated just as everyone with MS but I am not willing to risk the slight chance of something going wrong, cause with my bad luck It would definitely happen to me
Good luck my friend and in the end it should be your decision
Interrupted wrote:JoyIsMyStrength wrote:Here's what I would like to know: How many have had balloon angio only (no stents) and seeing sustained improvements?
Very good question, I think people are crying out for some stats on those already liberated.
I'm very sorry yours didn't last. Out of curiosity, did you feel any benefit in those two weeks?
Just to clarify this thread, JoyIsMyStrength, did you have any stents placed?JoyIsMyStrength wrote:I had my procedure exactly one week ago and was happy to see improvements. By last Thursday nearly all positive effects had vanished.
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