Received this from Lifeguard; anyone know anything about them?
Thank you for your interest in the Venous Impairment Program (VIP) at LifeGuard. Diagnostic testing and intervention, if necessary, are offered to patients with a neurologist’s diagnosis of MS.
Minimum age 18 or greater
Have a disease course of Clinically Isolated Syndrome (CIS), Relapse-Remitting (RR), Secondary-
Progressive (SP), or Primary-Progressive (PP) supported by the Lublin criteria
Have normal kidney function
Be able to communicate effectively
Pass screening for CT and contrast agent safety
Be able to travel to Phoenix, Arizona to complete testing
Informed consent signed by patient
• Be in active relapse or have steroid treatment 30 days prior to testing
• Have severe cognitive impairment/dysfunction
• Be pregnant or expect to be pregnant during participation
The cash price of $2,700 for the diagnostic testing package includes:
Neurology record review
Bilateral internal jugular and vertebral venous duplex ultrasound
Multi-slice venous CT of head and neck Test results reviewed with physician
Copies of test results
If your studies indicate venous abnormalities, a venogram with venous angioplasty will be offered at
the cash price of $7,000. Cardiology clearance/testing may be required prior to venography depending
upon your age and health status. Please note that prior testing will only be accepted if it meets the
A $300 non-refundable application fee must be submitted with your medical records. The balance will
be collected when you arrive for your diagnostic tests. Funds are payable by credit card. Personal
checks will not be accepted.
RRMS since Feb , 2010. No drugs, just vitamins and exercise.