Honestly Lyon I think that 99.9% of medical providers have not even heard of CCSVI.We have spent so much time on this forum that I think we have become CCSVI obsessed.
Yes, it's easy to get the sense that the entire medical community and MS world has been thrust headlong into the ccsvi discussion. Nothing could be further from the truth. Considering there's over 500,000+ (I'm sure it's much higher) in the US alone, multiple thousands of hits views and/or member numbers pales in comparison, keep in mind also that this and other venues are worldwide, which waters the numbers down even further. (Not to mention that a goodly number of people don't even use the internet on a regular basis) That being said, when I had occasion to visit the ICU unit last week (not as a patient), the nurse I queried had indeed heard of CCSVI..
I never waste oxygen when going into a hospital, such fertile ground...
RRMS Dx'd 2007, first episode 2004. Bilateral stent placement, 3 on left, 1 stent on right, at Stanford August 2009. Watch my operation video: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=cwc6QlLVtko
, Virtually symptom free since, no relap