Just another tool of the trade. Bad news travels fast. The internet is far from a clearing house of information. People and organizations can pick and choose depending on their particular bias. All the more reason for people to do their homework, and make their own decision, based on knowledge, not internet board postings alone.
I don't recommend anything, I'm not a doctor, but you'll see plenty of "get angioplasty" posts all over the place. Says who? Who's being treated online? No one. How anyone on the internet can recommend things with authority to a specific individual/situation is beyond me. I don't care what Dr. is quoted, unless that particular Dr. is treating you specifically it's just more internet fluff. Pick and choose, all of it.
At that point, it's purely politics, plain and simple. Bias gravitates one to whatever supports them. I support whatever one decides for their own situation without attempting to steer in one particular direction or the other, based on telling half the story. The person who is sick gets the final say so on what direction they choose, nobody has stents forced into their veins, neither is anyone held hostage to make 3 trips to Bulgaria for a re-treat angioplasty. It's just a personal choice.
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